The Whitehall IT farce that prevented some Foreign Office staff reading emails from desperate Afghans has still not been fixed, a new whistleblower has revealed.
During the emergency airlift from Kabul, communications between officials in different parts of The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) were restricted because they were using separate computer systems.
Ex-civil servant Raphael Marshall revealed in an astonishing testimony to MPs yesterday how some staff were unable to access to emails from Afghans pleading to be airlifted to security.
He wrote how officials trying to help were ‘visibly appalled by our chaotic system’.
Pictured: Afghan people climb atop a plane as they wait at the Kabul airport in Kabul on August 16, 2021, after a stunningly swift end to Afghanistan's 20-year war
Now an employee still working in the department has told how the problem has not been resolved following the merger of the Foreign Office and the Department for International Development (Dfid).
They told the Mail yesterday: ‘To this day, the FCDO and Dfid IT systems are