Tolley’s Conclusions on Raab’s Behavior
Dominic Raab, the British Deputy Prime Minister, has resigned after an independent investigation found that he acted in an intimidating manner toward colleagues. The 48-page report by lawyer Adam Tolley investigated more than a dozen complaints about Raab’s behavior, with Tolley concluding that Raab did act in an intimidating way with colleagues in two of the three sets of complaints against him.
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Raab’s Resignation Letter: Apology and Criticism
Raab has apologized for any unintended stress or offence caused and defended his conduct, stating that he had never shouted or sworn at officials. However, he has also criticised the inquiry’s “dangerously low threshold for bullying”, stating that it would encourage spurious complaints against ministers and have a chilling effect on those driving change on behalf of the government. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak accepted Raab’s resignation with sadness, but also acknowledged shortcomings in the way initial reports of concerns about Raab were handled.
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