Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Boris Johnson authorised evacuation of dogs from Afghanistan, email shows

Pen Farthing’s rescue mission gained a lot of public support, but was also accused of taking up valuable resources (Picture: REX/PA)Boris Johnson personally authorised the evacuation of 173 dogs and cats from Afghanistan during the Taliban ’s takeover, a government email reveals.

Blocking Boris: how to avoid the PM

Blocking Boris: how to avoid the PM

In the 1980s, Private Eye published a “Thatchcard” stating: “In the event of an accident, the holder of this card wishes it to be known that he/she does not wish to be visited by Mrs Thatcher in any circumstances whatsoever.” Perhaps a similar card could be created for Boris Johnson in light of his photo opportunities at hospitals (Letters, 10 November )?.

Sir David Amess’s French Bulldog crowned Westminster Dog of the Year

Sir David Amess’s French Bulldog crowned Westminster Dog of the Year

The competition is open to all canines belonging to MPs and Lords (Picture: PA) The French Bulldog scored ‘tens of thousands’ of votes (Picture: PA) His pet ‘always lifted his spirits and made him smile’ (Picture: Sir David Amess)Boris Johnson had encouraged the public to vote for Sir David’s dog earlier in October.

Brexit deal is a rubbish gift for a gullible public

Brexit deal is a rubbish gift for a gullible public

• I have been teaching French and Spanish for 37 years and see first-hand the benefits of the Erasmus scheme (UK students lose Erasmus membership in Brexit deal , 24 December).• So the Brexit deal is Boris Johnson’s Christmas gift to the nation.

Downing Street dog Dilyn centre stage as he stars on PM’s Christmas card

Downing Street dog Dilyn centre stage as he stars on PM’s Christmas card

Jack Russell Dilyn was adopted by Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds in September 2019 (Picture: Reuters/Downing Street)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is the star of the Prime Minister’s 2020 Christmas card.

Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

Boris’s dog Dilyn believed to have caught Covid during No 10 outbreak

The Jack Russell terrier was reportedly wheezy and too tired to go for walks (Picture: LNP / Getty Images)Boris Johnson ’s dog Dilyn is thought to have caught coronavirus at the time the Prime Minister was taken into intensive care.

Gogglebox: Do Giles and Mary know Boris Johnson?

Gogglebox: Do Giles and Mary know Boris Johnson?

Do Gogglebox’s Giles and Mary know Boris Johnson?It has been reported that Giles and Mary are very close with Boris Johnson and his sister Rachel.

Ricky Gervais among stars urging Boris Johnson to help end exotic pet trade

Ricky Gervais among stars urging Boris Johnson to help end exotic pet trade

Sonul Badiani-Hamment, UK external affairs adviser at World Animal Protection, said that a global effort is needed to end the exotic pet trade.

Boris Johnson cornered by man talking about excessive dog poo

Boris Johnson cornered by man talking about excessive dog poo

Get ’em out!’ (Picture: BBC)The prime minister has been stopped by a man complaining about a park ‘full of dog poo’.He was in Manchester on the election campaign trail when he had the exchange yesterday, with a man very passionate about people registering their dogs.

What breed is Boris Johnson’s new dog and what is his name?

What breed is Boris Johnson’s new dog and what is his name?

Carrie Symonds with her new pup (Picture: Twitter/@carriesymonds)For all the different news stories coming out of Downing Street this week, Boris Johnson adopting a new puppy for the famous residences is certainly the most light-hearted one, even if it isn’t welcome news for Larry the cat .

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

Advisers advise, but do ministers decide?

• If Boris Johnson wants to deselect any Tory rebel MPs (Report , 2 September), surely progressive political parties should respond by allowing them to stand unopposed.• Read more Guardian letters – click here to visit

Boris Johnson’s rescue dog arrives at new home in Downing Street

Boris Johnson’s rescue dog arrives at new home in Downing Street

The puppy has arrived at its new home (Picture: PA)A rescue puppy has moved out of a dog shelter and into Downing Street to join Boris Johnson and girlfriend Carrie Symonds.

Let your dog express their political frustration with this Boris chew toy

Let your dog express their political frustration with this Boris chew toy

Complete with messy hair and an untucked tie – classique (Picture: )If you’re less than pleased at the news that Boris Johnson is now leader of the Tory party – and therefore our new Prime Minister – there are a few things you can do.