In a major blow to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, his close aide and Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab resigned on Friday after allegations he bullied staff members while working as a Cabinet minister across different government departments.
Rishi Sunak was handed the independent report into allegations made by several civil servants on Thursday, a copy of which has now been released by Downing Street. Sunak expressed his “sadness” as he accepted the resignation of 49-year-old Rabb.
While Sunak praised Raab for keeping his word to resign in the event of any finding of bullying, he also pointed to “shortcomings” in the historic process that highlighted the need for better handling of such matters in the future.
“It is with great sadness that I have accepted your resignation,” wrote Sunak in response to Raab’s resignation letter earlier.