Promotion for RAAB

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Jonblue
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Promotion for RAAB

Post by Jonblue » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:48 am

Dominic Raab has been appointed Brexit Secretary by Theresa May after David Davis resigned from the government.
Mr Raab, who is currently housing minister, was a prominent Leave campaigner during the 2016 referendum.

Pity he does not represent the bulk of his constituents on this matter.
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Re: Promotion for RAAB

Post by falkor » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:05 am

agreed

I have met Raab a few times, iMHO good bloke
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Re: Promotion for RAAB

Post by Tim » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:17 pm

Jonblue wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:48 am
Pity he does not represent the bulk of his constituents on this matter.
Like anyone in his position he's damned if he does, damned if he doesn't.

If he'd voted remain, whilst believing Brexit was best for Britain, he'd have been accused of toeing the party line and guilty of not voting with his conscience (and I believe MPs swear an oath to act according to what they believe is best for the country)

On a related note, another criticism of some politicians (including Dominic Raab) we see is that they are "only interested in furthering their career". The key word here is "only" and I don't see how anyone could possibly know that. If a politician seriously believes that he or she would be the best person to run the country, they would almost certainly see it as their duty to get themselves into a position where they are able to do so.

Who'd be a politician?
There are two paths you can go by, but in the long run there's still time to change the road you're on
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