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Fall of Kabul whistleblower sues UK government after sacking

Exclusive: civil servant who gave anonymous interview to BBC about Afghan withdrawal says service ‘dangerously politicised’

A whistleblower who revealed Britain’s chaotic response to the fall of Kabul has said the civil service has become so dangerously politicised that officials who speak out risk being sidelined or sacked.

In an exclusive interview with the Guardian, Josie Stewart said her former colleagues felt their role was to protect ministers, some of whom were only interested in “looking good”, rather than working in the interests of the public.

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