Tuesday, May 7

Dominic Raab says he left workplace along with his ‘head held excessive’ after resigning over bullying report

Dominic Raab says he left workplace along with his “head held high” after resigning over a report which discovered he had bullied workers.

The former deputy PM believes he was compelled out by civil servants who had been against Brexit and his makes an attempt to reform human rights laws.

A report carried out by Adam Tolley KC upheld two out of eight bullying complaints levelled on the senior Tory, discovering that he had “acted in a manner which was intimidating” and “persistently aggressive”.

Though Mr Raab resigned following the studies publication, he informed the Mail on Sunday he felt he left along with his “integrity intact”.

He stated: “There was Brexit, I used to be driving human rights reform, all of these items are counterintuitive to the tradition of the civil service.

“A vast majority were faithful, professional, loyal, excellent, behaved with all the professionalism that you’d expect. But I didn’t take no for an answer.

“Adam Tolley discovered that I’d by no means as soon as misplaced my mood with anybody, I’d by no means shouted at anybody, I’d by no means sworn at anybody [but] I feel it was my persistence and perseverance which in the end precipitated these claims.”

In the quick aftermath of his resignation he lashed out at what he known as “activist civil servants” who had been in a position to “block reforms or changes through a rather passive-aggressive approach” when coping with ministers.

Other senior Tories additionally leaped to his defence, with Jacob Rees-Mogg telling Sky News he felt Mr Raab’s resignation was “unnecessary” and branded the report a “blizzard of snowflakes”.

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Rees-Mogg defends Raab over bullying report

The former chief of the home added: “The main complaint it was upheld relates to an ambassador, an extraordinarily senior figure who was deliberately going against government policy in Gibraltar, an issue of the highest sensitivity and all.

“All It appears that Mr Raab did was elevate the query of the Civil Service code, which wasn’t being adopted. Now, we can not have a scenario the place ambassadors can ignore authorities coverage, can freelance, can counsel that overseas forces ought to go onto British sovereign territory and never at the least be held to account.”

Politicising the civil service

Mr Raab’s allegations come amid rumours the government is planning to make it easier for ministers to “politicise” the civil service by bringing in officials with “overt political affiliations”.

Writing in the Observer, former cabinet minister Francis Maude, says the government needs to get “extra sturdy and fewer mealy mouthed about politicisation”.

He is anticipated to report his suggestions, which embody exterior auditing of civil servants, to the prime minister within the close to future.

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However, a former senior civil servant who labored with Mr Raab stated he has seen no proof to help the ex-deputy prime minister’s accusation that Civil Service “activists” had been working towards him.

Lord Simon McDonald, who was everlasting secretary of the Foreign Office for 5 years, stated there was no civil service “agenda” and the “minister’s behaviour” was the problem.

Lord McDonald, who gave proof to Mr Tolley’s bullying investigation to offer background context for complaints towards Mr Raab, stated he “saw no evidence” of what he was alleging.

The peer informed BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I disagree strongly with Mr Raab. I think all the civil servants I saw working for Dominic Raab worked very hard for him in the way they are required to do.

“There is not any civil service activism, there isn’t any civil service passive aggression, there isn’t any separate civil service agenda.”

Content Source: information.sky.com