Zac Goldsmith


Zac Goldsmith accused of ‘lie’ to Lords over denial that Boris Johnson authorised Afghan dog rescue

Zac Goldsmith has been accused of lying to parliament in denying Boris Johnson authorised the rescue of cats and dogs from Afghanistan – after damning emails emerged.The Foreign Office minister is in the spotlight after telling the House of Lords the prime minister was “entirely accurate” to deny he was behind the evacuation of animals from Pen Farthing’s charity.Yet emails, sent from Lord Goldsmith’s office to the Foreign Office team overseeing the Kabul pull-out, have now appeared to undermine his claim, made on 7 December.In one, an official stated the charity Nowzad has “received a lot of publicity”, before...

Zac Goldsmith ducks Boris Johnson rebuke for accusing Prince Harry of ‘blowing up his family’

Government minister Zac Goldsmith has avoided a rebuke from Boris Johnson after accusing Prince Harry of ‘blowing up his family’. The prime minister’s official spokesman refused repeated requests at a Westminster media briefing to comment on the Foreign Office minister’s outburst, in which he appeared to point the finger of blame at Meghan Markle for the rift between Harry and the rest of the royal family.