Bully Pulpit: Dominic Raab's Defenders Are Everything That's Wrong With Our Politics
Britain's toxic political culture is broken and this is the reason why
Dominic Raab was a notoriously bad manager who bullied his colleagues, ignored multiple warnings about his behaviour, and was ultimately forced out after achieving virtually nothing of note in his eight years of office.
Yet reading his career obituaries in this morning’s papers you might think that Britain had lost its greatest leader since Churchill.
“Was this the day Britain Became Ungovernable?” screams the front page of the Daily Mail, in perhaps the greatest ever example of a Question to Which the Answer is No.
“Forced Out For Wanting Best for Britain” concurs the Daily Express, which represents Raab’s reign of terror in Whitehall as being some sort of missionary project, rather than the grossly abusive behaviour it so obviously was.
In reality the former Deputy Prime Minister’s behaviour was not the sign of an effective leader, but quite the opposite.