Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is currently seeking clarification on whether or not he can return to his holiday in Crete.
Mr Raab was taking a break when the crisis in Afghanistan climaxed in Kabul falling to the Taliban and so he hurried back to Britain just two short days later, after learning that Afghanistan was, strictly speaking, foreign and therefore fell under his purview.
“It’s a bit difficult at the moment,” said an aide to Mr Raab.
“Obviously, Dominic would like to get back to Crete. He was due to stay out there another couple of weeks and it’s a bit grey and drizzly over here at the moment. There were some local restaurants that he still hadn’t tried and he can’t get a refund on his hire car.
“He doesn’t want to be a bother, but really, there isn’t much more he can do in Westminster at the moment. I mean, he’s done the picture of him holding a phone and he’s blamed a junior minister for failing to do something he should have done.
That’s pretty much all he could think of to do to help out. So, we’re just waiting to see if he’s allowed back to Crete or not.”
It is expected that Mr Raab will be allowed to return to his holiday as having him as far away from a foreign affairs crisis as possible is the best place for him.