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The Independent

At the very least ’24 civil servants concerned in formal complaints towards Dominic Raab’

Dominic Raab has reportedly been the topic of formal bullying complaints by no less than 24 civil servants.

Eight formal allegations have been levelled towards the Deputy Prime Minister and are being investigated by senior lawyer Adam Tolley KC.

However The Guardian says all however two of the these complaints contain a number of accusers, with a lot of Mr Raab’s non-public workplace employees from his time as international secretary believed to have made submissions.

I make no apologies for having excessive requirements, for attempting to drive issues ahead

Dominic Raab

The newspaper mentioned the entire variety of complainants is considered no less than two dozen, although it might quantity greater than 30.

Mr Raab mentioned he’s “at all times conscious” of his behaviour however makes “no apologies for having excessive requirements” when requested whether or not he has modified how he offers with others.

The Justice Secretary beforehand informed the BBC: “There’s a lot of complaints which were made.

“The minute that occurred, the minute there have been any formal complaints, and there was in fact leaking and nameless factors made within the media, I instantly requested for an unbiased investigation.

“That’s excellent. That’s ongoing. I can’t touch upon that, it might be mistaken for me to take action.

“However as I’ve mentioned earlier than, I’m assured I behaved professionally all through, and naturally the Government takes a zero-tolerance strategy to bullying.”

He mentioned it was for the lawyer “to make any additional statements”.

“However there might be a report, it should go to the Prime Minister, will probably be revealed, so there’s no query of dodging transparency round this.”

Rishi Sunak has resisted calls to droop Mr Raab whereas the probe is performed.

Requested whether or not he has modified his behaviour because the complaints had been made, Mr Raab mentioned: “I don’t assume I’ve performed something mistaken.

“So look, in fact I’m at all times conscious of the best way I behave.

“However truly I feel what folks need to know is that their Authorities ministers are striving each sinew to ship for them and I make no apologies for having excessive requirements, for attempting to drive issues ahead…

“I feel folks count on ministers that are available to actually push issues ahead and drive issues ahead.

“However that may be performed, in fact, in an expert method, and I’m assured that that’s what I’ve performed all through.”

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