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Episode 1070

Dominic Raab
Tue, 2020-Apr-07 01:54 UTC
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With 291,407 views on Monday, 6 April 2020 our article of the day is Dominic Raab.

Dominic Rennie Raab (born 25 February 1974) is a British politician serving as First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs since July 2019. A member of the Conservative Party, he has also been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Esher and Walton since 2010. On 6 April 2020, Raab began deputising as Prime Minister following Boris Johnson's admission to intensive care due to his persistent and worsening symptoms of COVID-19. Raab was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice on 12 May 2015. When Prime Minister Theresa May appointed her first government a year later, he returned to the backbenches. Following the 2017 general election, he was appointed Minister of State for Courts and Justice. When the government was reshuffled in January 2018, Raab moved to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. In July 2018, May promoted Raab to his first Cabinet role, becoming the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union following the resignation of David Davis. Raab resigned as Brexit Secretary four months later, in opposition to the Draft Withdrawal Agreement which he had been involved in negotiating with the EU. After May announced her resignation in May 2019, Raab ran to succeed her in the Conservative Party leadership election. He was eliminated in the second ballot of Conservative MPs and endorsed Boris Johnson, who went on to win. On 24 July 2019, Johnson appointed Raab Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and First Secretary of State, making Raab de facto Deputy Prime Minister to Johnson.

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