Dominic Raab tried to get Cabinet rival fired, source says
Dominic Raab tried to get Cabinet rival fired after disagreement over human rights, source says
- A source described the Deputy Prime Minister’s behaviour as ‘very punchy’
- Raab is under investigation for bullying after several civil servants complained
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Dominic Raab tried to get a Cabinet member sacked after a ‘robust disagreement’ over human rights, it has been said.
The Deputy Prime Minister was claimed to have been enraged by an article Sir Robert Buckland, a former justice secretary, wrote in summer last year criticising Mr Raab’s plans for a British Bill of Rights.
A source described Mr Raab’s behaviour as ‘very punchy’, and claimed Rishi Sunak had been told about it at the time.
In a Daily Telegraph article, Sir Robert said the scope of the Bill was ‘extremely wide’ and risked politicising the courts.
Justice Secretary Dominic Raab is being investigated over bullying allegations with dozens of officials thought to be involved in eight formal complaints
Before publication Mr Raab told him that if he went ahead with it he would report him for breaking the ministerial code, Sir Robert told friends at the time.
An ally of Sir Robert told The Times: ‘Dom’s behaviour was very odd, very punchy. It shows he’ll do whatever it takes to get his way.’
Sir Robert said: ‘There are robust disagreements in politics… We’ve moved on.’
Mr Raab is under investigation for bullying after several civil servants complained.
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