Dominic Raab faces bullying inquiry over third complaint about his behaviour


The deputy prime minister is facing new allegations of bullying from officials in various government departments.

This week the government appointed lawyer Adam Tolley to investigate two complaints about Mr Raab from Justice and State Department officials.

A third, relating to his time as Brexit secretary in 2018, is now being investigated as part of the bullying investigation.

A spokesman for Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said on Friday that the Cabinet Office received the new charge on Nov. 23.

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“It was looked at as you would expect, the prime minister was advised and then he asked about the scope [of the investigation] be updated,” they said.

“I can confirm that the Prime Minister has now asked the investigator to add another formal complaint regarding the conduct at the Department for Exiting the European Union and to establish the facts in accordance with the existing mandate.”

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Mr Raab, who is also the Minister of Justice, has requested an investigation into his behavior towards staff following two previous complaints.

He denies the allegations.

Downing Street said Mr Tolley’s report will be published “in a timely manner”.

Any final verdict on whether Mr. Raab has broken the ministerial code remains with Rishi Sunak.



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