LONDON: UK Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab on Friday resigned in the wake of bullying allegations. The Deputy PM and Justice Secretary, Raab, was appointed by Rishi Sunak after he took power in October.
“I am writing to resign from your government, following receipt of the report arising from the inquiry conducted by Adam Tolley K C. I called for the inquiry and undertook to resign if it made any finding of bullying whatsoever. I believe it is important to keep my word”, read Raab’s statement.
Allegations surfaced about Raab in November, with a former staffer claiming that he created a “culture of fear” in their departments. Raab denied the allegations and requested an investigation into himself after two formal complaints were made.
“It has been a privilege to serve you as Deputy Prime Minister, Justice Secretary and Lord Chancellor. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to work as a minister in a range of roles and departments since 2015, and pay tribute to the many outstanding civil servants with whom I have worked”, Raab said.
His departure follows Sunak’s decision to dismiss Tory party chairman Nadhim Zahawi from his post in January after the former chancellor was found to have broken the ministerial code over his tax affairs. (ANI)