James Forsyth James Forsyth

Have any lessons been learnt from the Pen Farthing debacle?

Pen Farthing (photo: Evening Standard)

Partygate is inevitably dominating in Westminster today – and will do so again tomorrow when the Gray report is likely to be published. But the attention on partygate should not obscure today’s Foreign Affairs select committee report on the handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan. It is devastating, and should lead to a period of deep reflection in King Charles Street – and across Whitehall – of how badly things went wrong.

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