UK PM in new controversy over cabinet picks

After his number two was accused of acting aggressively toward staff, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was confronted with additional inquiries on Saturday regarding his selection of key officials.

After fellow Sunak ally and deputy prime minister Dominic Raab was ejected from the new cabinet due to alleged bullying, the scandal over Dominic Raab developed.

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Raab was reinstated in the government when Liz Truss was forced to resign as prime minister after only six weeks because he had been Sunak’s most ardent supporter during the summer Conservative leadership contest.

Sunak restored him to his previous role of justice secretary, where he had presided over a “culture of fear”, according to the Guardian newspaper.

 

According to the report, 15 top civil workers at the ministry were given the option of applying for other government positions if they felt uncomfortable working for Raab due to his previous actions.

In the meantime, a spokesman for the minister denied an allegation in The Sun tabloid that Raab allegedly threw tomatoes from a salad across the room during a meeting in a fit of rage.

The spokesperson went on to say, “Dominic has high standards, works hard, and expects a lot from his team as well as himself.

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