LONDON: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak After his second accusation of being aggressive towards staff, he was again confronted with questions about his selection of senior officials.
The controversy is over Dominic RaabVice prime minister and justice secretary, he was appointed after Gavin Williamson (a Sunak ally) was expelled from the new government over bullying.
Raab, Sunak’s most vocal supporter during the summer Conservative leadership race against Liz Truss in July, was brought back to cabinet when Truss was forced to resign as prime minister after six weeks.
Sunak reinstated him to his former role as justice secretary. He had previously presided over several cases. “culture of fear”According to The Guardian newspaper, it is.
A total of 15 civil servants in the ministry’s top ranks were offered an opportunity to be a part of this program. “route out” Raab could be transferred to other government jobs if they feel unable or unwilling to serve, the statement said.
The Sun newspaper reported that Raab once hurled tomatoes out of a salad across a room during an angry fit during a meeting. A spokesman for Raab said it was an act of rage. “nonsense”.
A spokesman for the company stated: “Dominic has high standards, works hard, and expects a lot from his team as well as himself.
“He has worked with government officials to push the agenda of the government across Whitehall in multiple departments. He also acts with professionalism.”
Sunak was already under fire for reappointing Williamson to a ministerial role despite being told he was under investigation for allegedly bullying another senior Conservative.
The prime minister also faced criticism for reinstating Suella Braverman as interior minister just six days after she was forced to quit the Truss cabinet over a security breach.
The opposition Labour party pointed to those controversies as it termed the latest accusations “It is deeply troubling”, demanding Sunak launch an inquiry.
“It becomes more evident that he is weak leader who puts party management above the national interest with each new scandal and grubby agreement,” Angela Rayner, Labour’s deputy leader, said.
Sunak did not immediately respond to our request for comment. He is currently preparing an emergency economic package next week, following Truss’s tax-slashing budget that triggered a financial crisis.