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Dominic Raab says he wants to deal with two complaints against him “as soon as possible”

Britain’s Justice Secretary and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab on Wednesday called for an independent investigation into two formal complaints against him. In a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Raab indicated his desire to continue serving in government and underlined his commitment to high standards in employee relations.

According to the letter, which Raab posted on social media, the two separate complaints refer to his tenure as Foreign Secretary and his first term as Justice Secretary, between July 2019 and September this year.

“I am therefore writing to urge you to commission an independent investigation into the claims as soon as possible,” the Deputy Prime Minister wrote to Sunak.

Without revealing the exact nature of the complaints or who filed them, Raab stressed that he had “never tolerated bullying,” and always sought “empower and empower” the teams of civil servants with whom he worked.

“I look forward to addressing these complaints and continuing to serve you as Deputy Prime Minister, Attorney General and Lord Chancellor,” Raab wrote.

The Prime Minister backed the idea of ​​the inquiry, saying that “integrity, professionalism and responsibility” are the core values ​​of his government.

“It is right that these issues be thoroughly investigated,” Sunak said in his response to Raab.

Last week, The Sun newspaper, quoting a source, described an episode in which the justice secretary allegedly threw tomatoes from his take-out salad at staff last June.

While Raab’s spokesperson called the report “completely absurd” other outlets also highlighted times when the politician was allegedly rude to his staff and was even warned of the consequences of such behavior.

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The allegations followed a series of scandals over the apparent involvement of British MPs in bullying, sexual misconduct and harassment. Earlier this month Gavin Williamson, then Minister Without Portfolio, was forced to resign from the government over allegations of bullying. It was revealed that he sent profanity-laden texts to former chief whip Wendy Morton.

Labor MP Charlotte Nichols recently accused a “Culture of impunity” for the fact that individuals with a history of misconduct continue to work in parliament as if nothing had happened.

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