Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab has resigned from the government over a report investigating bullying allegations against him.
Raab who had denied the allegations, however
promised to resign if the inquiry found evidence of bullying.
But Raab says the inquiry dismissed all but two of the claims against him.
He Dismissed the findings against him as flawed, saying it sets a “dangerous precedent for the conduct of good government”
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, who received the report on Thursday was yet to comment.
Complaints into Raab’s behaviour from several civil servants were investigated by senior lawyer Adam Tolley KC.
Colleagues of Raab, not involved in the inquiry, have said he could be “pretty belittling” and that he made a member of staff cry
Dozens of people, including Raab himself, gave evidence to the inquiry.
In his resignation letter, Raab says he feels “duty bound to accept the outcome of the inquiry” – but points out that the report by Adam Tolley KC “dismissed all but two of the claims levelled against me.
“I also believe that its two adverse findings are flawed and set a dangerous precedent for the conduct of good government,” Raab writes.