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We don't need EU! Boris asserts Global Britain as Biden looks to UK over Brussels

BORIS Johnson has proved the united kingdom doesn't need the EU as he takes the lead in urging US President Joe Biden to increase the Kabul evacuation deadline following the Taliban's Afghanistan takeover.

The leaders will speak during an emergency G7 summit on Tuesday because the Government presses for American troops to stay beyond August 31 to secure the capital's airport for rescue flights. Ministers still want to evacuate thousands of more people including UK passport holders and people under the Afghan relocations and assistance policy (Arap) scheme.

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But Mr Biden signalled on Sunday that he didn't want US soldiers to remain within the central Asian country beyond August.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said it had been "in the Taliban's interest to stay the country open".

He added: "Of course, the us and therefore the G7 aren't the sole stakeholders during this, the Taliban, now, have a vote and therefore the security situation is precarious, and that i think that's why we've to ascertain what we will do.

"I think what I might also say is that it's within the Taliban's interest to stay the country open, there are border crossing points into Islamabad and in Pakistan to a number of the opposite neighbouring countries that are open."