Dominic Rennie Raab (born 25 February 1974) is a British politician. He is Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Secretary of State for Justice and Lord Chancellor following his appointment by Rishi Sunak in October 2022. He served in the same posts under Boris Johnson for a year from 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.
- The typical user of a food bank is not someone that's languishing in poverty, it's someone who has a cash flow problem.
- During an election debate hosted by the BBC, cited in The Guardian (29 May 2017)
- 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.
- Brexit: Hold your nerve, Raab tells 'jittery' Tories BBC News (21 October 2018)
- We are – and I hadn't quite understood the full extent of this, but if you look at the UK and if you look at how we trade in goods – we are particularly reliant on the Dover-Calais crossing.
- Speaking at an event for technology companies in his then role as Brexit Secretary, cited by BBC News (7 November 2018)
- The NHS is not for sale to any country and never would be.
- "Trump state visit: US president turns down meeting with 'negative' Corbyn", BBC News, 4 June 2019
- 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.
- Interviewed on talkRADIO as cited by The Guardian (18 June 2020)
- In fact the sea wasn't open.
- Misogyny is absolutely wrong whether it's a man against a woman or a woman against a man.
- BBC interview, cited in "Conservative conference: Dominic Raab criticised for misogyny comments" BBC News (6 October 2021)
- The police don't normally look back and investigate things that have taken place a year ago.
- Interviewed by Andrew Marr, "Covid: No 10 Christmas party claims unsubstantiated says Raab", BBC News (5 December 2021)