Dominic Raab

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Dominic Rennie Raab (born 25 February 1974) is a British politician who was appointed by Boris Johnson as Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor in September 2021. Previously, he held the posts of Foreign Secretary and First Secretary of State. In the latter role he deputized for the Prime Minister briefly in April 2020 while Johnson was incapacitated during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Theresa May's government, he was briefly the Brexit Secretary for four months, before resigning. A member of the Conservative Party, he has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Esher and Walton since 2010.




  • The British are among the worst idlers in the world.
    • Britannia Unchained, a book co-authored by Raab and four other Tory MPs (published 13 September 2012)



  • I think it's understandable there are jitters on all sides of this debate and we need to hold our nerve. The end is in sight in terms of a good deal - the prize we want - a good deal with the EU and I think colleagues should wait and see what that looks like.




  • I've got say, on this take the knee thing – which, I don't know, maybe it's got a broader history but it seems to be taken from the Game of Thrones – feels to me like a symbol of subjugation and subordination, rather than one of liberation and emancipation.


  • The police don't normally look back and investigate things that have taken place a year ago.
    • Interviewed on the BBC, talking about enquiries into alleged Downing Street parties during COVID restrictions (5 December 2021)
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