Great Britain, Deputy Prime Minister Raab resigns over allegations of harassment

British Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Minister Dominic Raab announced his resignation in a letter posted on Twitter less than 24 hours after a report was filed accusing him of harassing officials in his previous government posts. Yesterday, in fact, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was given the very delicate internal report he himself commissioned on the allegations of aggressive behavior and “bullying” against some subordinates made against Raab at the time.

The letter on Twitter in which he announces his resignation

In the letter to the premier published on Twitter, Raab writes that “ministers must be able to provide direct critical feedback on briefings and presentations in order to set the standards and guide the reform that the population expects from us”. time, he said he was “clearly sorry for any involuntary offenses”. In the letter he railed against the “erroneous” conclusions of the internal report he himself commissioned on allegations of aggressive behavior and “bullying” against some subordinates. Raab says that he feels “compelled to accept the outcome of the investigation”, but underlines that the report by the lawyer Adam Tolley “rejected all the charges brought against me, except two”. And then: “I also believe that the two conclusions negatives are wrong and set a dangerous precedent for the conduct of good governance”, writes Raab again, as reported by the Guardian.

The deputy prime minister denies the allegations

Raab has always denied the disputes, dating back to the period in which he was head of Foreign Affairs, and then a first time of Justice, in the teams led by Boris Johnson; or even when he headed the Brexit department in Theresa May’s previous cabinet. Some officials quoted by the Guardian had threatened to resign if Raab was cleared or otherwise saved.