Bullying? I just have high standards, claims Dominic Raab

Justice secretary and deputy PM refutes allegations

William Mata
Friday 10 February 2023 10:37 GMT
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Dominic Raab has said media reports on alleged bullying are "mostly incorrect” and that he is just “setting high standards”.

The justice secretary and deputy prime minister told the BBC on Friday he would not comment on "anonymous reports in the media" adding that he “behaved professionally at all times”.

As many as 24 civil servants have now made complaints about Mr Raab’s behaviour in his current and previous roles as Brexit and international secretary. Rishi Sunak has come under pressure to explain if he knew of the investigation into his number two before appointing him last year. The prime minister has not suspended Mr Raab.

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