Edited By: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Last Updated: February 02, 2023, 10:40 IST
Dominic Raab, the UK deputy prime minister, has contributed to the rising troubles for UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak after allegations of bullying and abrasive behaviour surfaced in opposition to him.
Tory social gathering chair Nadhim Zahawi’s sacking following his failure to declare an HMRC investigation into his tax affairs has already put Sunak in a decent spot.
Dominic Raab Serves as Sunak’s deputy. In the newest cupboard reshuffle following Sunak’s election, he was given the put up of deputy prime minister.
The 10 Downing Street has refused to touch upon whether or not it obtained complaints concerning Raab’s behaviour earlier than he was appointed to the cupboard, the Guardian stated in a report.
Raab additionally serves as UK’s justice secretary.
Rishi Sunak’s Press Secretary Michelle Donelan refused to be drawn on whether or not the UK prime minister was conscious of doable complaints concerning Raab’s therapy of civil servants, who accused him of bullying and abrasive behaviour.
“The prime minister was not aware of any formal complaints at the time of appointing Dominic Raab. Following formal complaints being made, the prime minister asked for the facts to be established,” Donelan was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
There have been issues concerning the deputy prime minister’s behaviour when he beforehand served as Brexit secretary, the Observer reported. The Times additionally in its report cited officers and stated that there have been ‘issues’ with Raab.
At least 24 civil servants have complained in opposition to Raab and his conduct. These allegations are being investigated by Adam Tolley KC, an outdoor employment barrister appointed by Sunak, the Guardian reported.
Raab has denied the allegations levelled in opposition to him.
Top UK civil servants from the Brexit division, the Foreign Office and the justice division will present proof in opposition to Raab. Raab has been the minister of all of these departments.
The Association of First Division Civil Servants, now often known as the FDA Union, which represents senior civil servants, stated that because the claims are severe, Raab ought to be suspended till the investigation is accomplished.
Labour Party chief Keir Starmer stated UK PM Sunak was weak to not act when he first got here throughout the allegations in opposition to Raab. Starmer additionally in contrast Sunak to his predecessor Johnson.
“He’s just like one of his predecessors, who treated questions about conduct as something to brush off, who thought that ducking responsibility was a perfectly reasonable response for a prime minister,” Starmer was quoted as saying by the Guardian.
“His predecessor didn’t go around pretending he was a paragon of integrity and accountability,” Starmer was quoted as saying.
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