101 Facts About Dominic Raab

1. Dominic Raab was one of the first names mentioned when sources briefed ahead of the Chequers meeting that a "talented new generation" of MPs was ready to replace cabinet ministers if they resigned.

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2. In 2009, Dominic Raab published his first book, The Assault on Liberty—What Went Wrong with Rights, [3] in which he argued against what he claimed was " Labour's attacks on Britain's proud tradition of freedom".

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3. Dominic Raab responded: "Look, in terms of the food bank issue, I've studied the Trussell Trust data.

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4. Dominic Raab says: "I enjoyed working with all the civil servants.

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5. Dominic Raab says: "From the Government's point of view, the Prime Minister listened to the concerns people have been raising and caused the biggest parliamentary defeat in modern history and she got the backing of MPs as a result.

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6. Dominic Raab believes the Prime Minister is returning to Brussels with a "strengthened hand" as she seeks to save her Brexit deal.

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7. Dominic Raab was speaking yesterday to Westminster's Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and said that the information was "leaked in an inaccurate and misrepresenting way".

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8. Dominic Raab was charged with preparing for a No Deal Brexit during the period of just over four months which he served as Brexit Secretary, stretching from 9 July 2018 until his resignation on 15 November in protest at the Draft Withdrawal Agreement.

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9. Dominic Raab was one of the first names mentioned when sources briefed ahead of the Chequers meeting that a "talented new generation" of MPs was ready to replace cabinet ministers if they resigned.

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10. In 2009, Dominic Raab published his first book, The Assault on Liberty—What Went Wrong with Rights, [3] in which he argued against what he claimed was " Labour's attacks on Britain's proud tradition of freedom".

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11. Dominic Raab responded: "Look, in terms of the food bank issue, I've studied the Trussell Trust data.

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12. Dominic Raab says: "I enjoyed working with all the civil servants.

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13. Dominic Raab says: "From the Government's point of view, the Prime Minister listened to the concerns people have been raising and caused the biggest parliamentary defeat in modern history and she got the backing of MPs as a result.

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14. Dominic Raab believes the Prime Minister is returning to Brussels with a "strengthened hand" as she seeks to save her Brexit deal.

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15. Dominic Raab was speaking yesterday to Westminster's Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and said that the information was "leaked in an inaccurate and misrepresenting way".

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16. Dominic Raab was one of the first names mentioned when sources briefed ahead of the Chequers meeting that a "talented new generation" of MPs was ready to replace cabinet ministers if they resigned.

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17. In 2009, Dominic Raab published his first book, The Assault on Liberty—What Went Wrong with Rights, [3] in which he argued against what he claimed was " Labour's attacks on Britain's proud tradition of freedom".

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18. Dominic Raab responded: "Look, in terms of the food bank issue, I've studied the Trussell Trust data.

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19. Dominic Raab says: "I enjoyed working with all the civil servants.

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20. Dominic Raab says: "From the Government's point of view, the Prime Minister listened to the concerns people have been raising and caused the biggest parliamentary defeat in modern history and she got the backing of MPs as a result.

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21. Dominic Raab believes the Prime Minister is returning to Brussels with a "strengthened hand" as she seeks to save her Brexit deal.

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22. Dominic Raab was speaking yesterday to Westminster's Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and said that the information was "leaked in an inaccurate and misrepresenting way".

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23. Dominic Raab was one of the first names mentioned when sources briefed ahead of the Chequers meeting that a "talented new generation" of MPs was ready to replace cabinet ministers if they resigned.

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24. In 2009, Dominic Raab published his first book, The Assault on Liberty—What Went Wrong with Rights, [3] in which he argued against what he claimed was " Labour's attacks on Britain's proud tradition of freedom".

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25. Dominic Raab responded: "Look, in terms of the food bank issue, I've studied the Trussell Trust data.

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26. Dominic Raab says: "I enjoyed working with all the civil servants.

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27. Dominic Raab says: "From the Government's point of view, the Prime Minister listened to the concerns people have been raising and caused the biggest parliamentary defeat in modern history and she got the backing of MPs as a result.

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28. Dominic Raab believes the Prime Minister is returning to Brussels with a "strengthened hand" as she seeks to save her Brexit deal.

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29. Dominic Raab was speaking yesterday to Westminster's Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and said that the information was "leaked in an inaccurate and misrepresenting way".

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30. Dominic Raab became latest Brexiter to claim Switzerland as model for avoiding hard Irish border.

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31. Dominic Raab was one of the first names mentioned when sources briefed ahead of the Chequers meeting that a "talented new generation" of MPs was ready to replace cabinet ministers if they resigned.

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32. In 2009, Dominic Raab published his first book, The Assault on Liberty—What Went Wrong with Rights, [3] in which he argued against what he claimed was " Labour's attacks on Britain's proud tradition of freedom".

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33. Dominic Raab responded: "Look, in terms of the food bank issue, I've studied the Trussell Trust data.

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34. Dominic Raab could be outmanoeuvred by a statue of Stephen Hawking.

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35. Dominic Raab was speaking yesterday to Westminster's Northern Ireland Affairs Committee and said that the information was "leaked in an inaccurate and misrepresenting way".

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36. Dominic Raab said the move to use de facto deputy PM David Lidington in the negotiations could backfire as he was too close to Europe.

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37. Dominic Raab says: "I enjoyed working with all the civil servants.

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38. Dominic Raab says: "From the Government's point of view, the Prime Minister listened to the concerns people have been raising and caused the biggest parliamentary defeat in modern history and she got the backing of MPs as a result.

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39. Dominic Raab believes the Prime Minister is returning to Brussels with a "strengthened hand" as she seeks to save her Brexit deal.

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40. Dominic Raab was one of the first names mentioned when sources briefed ahead of the Chequers meeting that a "talented new generation" of MPs was ready to replace cabinet ministers if they resigned.

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41. Dominic Raab was previously housing minister and replaces Davis, who resigned late on Sunday night saying he could no longer support the government's Brexit policy announced at Chequers last week.

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42. Dominic Raab is married to Erika Rey-Dominic Raab, a Brazilian marketing executive, and they live in Thames Ditton, Surrey.

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43. Dominic Raab published a pamphlet with the think-tank Civitas entitled Strasbourg in the Dock [4] in April 2011.

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44. In 2009, Dominic Raab published his first book, The Assault on Liberty—What Went Wrong with Rights, [3] in which he argued against what he claimed was " Labour's attacks on Britain's proud tradition of freedom".

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45. Dominic Raab responded by saying 'This is a smear and any insinuation that I have behaved improperly is false and malicious'.

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46. Dominic Raab spent the summer of 1998 at Birzeit University where he worked for one of the principal Palestinian negotiators of the Oslo peace accords, assessing World Bank projects on the West Bank.

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47. Dominic Raab responded: "Look, in terms of the food bank issue, I've studied the Trussell Trust data.

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48. Dominic Raab finished by asking Mr Dominic Raab who he believed would concede first.

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49. Dominic Raab proposed that the reference to the Human Rights Act be removed.

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50. On 15 November 2018, Dominic Raab announced his resignation as Brexit Secretary, citing his disapproval over the Cabinet position on the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

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51. Dominic Raab believed the dossier itself was a "form of harassment and intimidation".

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52. Dominic Raab commented: "I have never been served with any injunction for anything.

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53. Dominic Raab said in an interview that it would be better for the British economy to leave: "We'll be better off if we're freed up to trade more energetically with the growth markets like Latin America and Asia.

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54. Dominic Raab was an active campaigner in the 2016 EU membership referendum, advocating that Britain should leave the European Union.

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55. Dominic Raab stated "positive discrimination is wrong in the same way as negative discrimination.

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56. Dominic Raab criticised the government for opting into the EU directive on the European Investigation Order, arguing it would strain operational policing resources, and dilute safeguards protecting British citizens from misuse of personal data and guaranteeing a fair trial.

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57. Dominic Raab was elected to Parliament at the 2010 election to represent Esher and Walton, a safe Conservative seat in Surrey, with a total of 32,134 votes.

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58. Dominic Raab resigned as Brexit Secretary on 15 November 2018, in opposition to the Draft Withdrawal Agreement and the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.

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59. Dominic Raab was appointed Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice on 12 May 2015.

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60. Dominic Raab has served as Member of Parliament for Esher and Walton since being elected in 2010.

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61. Dominic Raab has resigned as Brexit Secretary, saying he "cannot in good conscience support the terms proposed for our deal with the EU".

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62. Dominic Raab resigned from his role at the Brexit Ministry while a second Cabinet Minister and two junior Ministers walked out over the draft deal.

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63. Dominic Raab says he cannot "in good conscience" support the prime minister's deal agreed by her cabinet on Wednesday.

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64. Dominic Raab fears Cabinet boss is 'going behind his back' on Irish border plans.

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65. Dominic Raab says shops could be hit by shortages if there is a bad Brexit deal.

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66. Dominic Raab has admitted he only realised that the Dover—Calais trade route was fundamental to UK economic well being after being appointed Brexit Secretary.

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67. Dominic Raab admitting he didn't get how vital Dover is for trade will have you facepalming into next week.

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68. Dominic Raab labelled 'clueless' after saying he never understood importance of Calais-Dover crossing for UK trade Here's everything you need to know about the Brexit Secretary.

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69. Dominic Raab admitted he didn't understand importance of Dover-Calais crossing to UK economy.

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70. Dominic Raab says he did not understand importance of EU trade to UK economy.

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71. Dominic Raab wants right to scrap Irish backstop after three months—media.

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72. Dominic Raab has admitted he did not realise "the full extent" of how much UK trade relies on the Dover-Calais crossing.

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73. Dominic Raab has provoked fury after admitting he did not fully understand the importance of the trade route between Dover and Calais.

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74. Dominic Raab admits he 'hadn't understood' importance of trade with France.

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75. Dominic Raab 'wants UK to be able to pull out of Irish backstop after three months'.

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76. Dominic Raab admits he didn't understand 'how reliant UK trade is on Dover-Calais crossing'.

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77. Dominic Raab has said he did not understand the "full extent" of how reliant the UK is on the Dover-Calais crossing.

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78. Dominic Raab has come under fire for saying he "hadn't quite understood" how reliant UK trade in goods is on the Dover-Calais crossing.

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79. Dominic Raab has been ridiculed after saying he "hadn't quite understood" the importance of cross-Channel trade to the UK economy.

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80. Dominic Raab made the comments at an event on Brexit and the tech industry.

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81. Dominic Raab is married to Erika Rey, a Brazilian marketing executive who works for Google.

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82. Dominic Raab wrote his piece for the paper on British foreign policy.

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83. In July 2012, Dominic Raab published a pamphlet with the Centre for Policy Studies entitled Unleashing the British Underdog: 10 Bets on the Little Guy.

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84. Dominic Raab stated "from the cradle to the grave, men are getting a raw deal.

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85. In July 2011, Dominic Raab called for reform of the UK Borders Act 2007 which currently allows foreign criminals to avoid deportation by claiming a "right to family life" under Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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86. Dominic Raab makes a range of proposals to strengthen the authority of Britain's Supreme Court, give elected lawmakers the last word on creation of new rights and reform of the Strasbourg Court.

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87. Dominic Raab argues that unelected judges have overstepped the mark in relation to the Hirst case—although the Strasbourg judges are elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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88. Dominic Raab published a pamphlet with the think tank Civitas entitled Strasbourg in the Dock in April 2011.

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89. In November 2018, Dominic Raab was widely criticised after it emerged that he had admitted that "hadn't quite understood" how reliant UK trade in goods is on the Dover-Calais crossing.

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90. In February 2018, Dominic Raab advertised for an unpaid intern just ahead of a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy publication, responding to the Taylor review on insecure work.

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91. Dominic Raab was an active campaigner in the EU referendum, advocating that Britain should leave the European Union.

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92. Dominic Raab was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice under Michael Gove on 12 May 2015, with responsibility for human rights questions.

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93. In the 2015 general election on 7 May, Dominic Raab retained his Esher and Walton seat with a majority of 28,000 votes over his nearest rival.

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94. On 30 January 2014, Dominic Raab proposed an amendment to the Immigration Bill to deport all prisoners given a sentence of a year or more.

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95. On 24 November 2011, Dominic Raab led a debate in the House of Commons calling for extradition reform.

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96. In an article for The Times, Dominic Raab argued that more needed to be done to protect British citizens subject to European Arrest Warrants.

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97. On 10 February 2011, Dominic Raab gave the winding-up speech in the debate on whether to give prisoners the vote, arguing that freedom entails responsibility and that elected lawmakers in the House of Commons rather than "unaccountable" judges in Strasbourg should decide the matter.

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98. Dominic Raab responded by stating: "This is a smear and any insinuation that I have behaved improperly is false and malicious".

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99. On 7 March 2012, Dominic Raab opened a debate in the House of Commons on Sergei Magnitsky and Impunity for Gross Human Rights Abuses, calling on the UK government to bring forward legislative proposals that would allow it to impose visa bans and asset freezes on state officials responsible for gross human rights abuses against individuals.

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100. Dominic Raab has participated in debates on giving prisoners the vote and extradition.

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101. Dominic Raab won "Newcomer of the Year" for 2011 at The Spectator magazine's Parliamentary Awards.

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