Who is Dominic Raab, the man standing in for Boris Johnson?
Now, that means Raab, 46, is chairing national security meetings and daily covid-19 teleconferences.
Raab is known to be extremely faithful to Johnson, which may explain why he was tapped. Even as he was assuming the leadership role, Raab was keen to stress that he would focus on implementing Johnson’s directives.
“There’s an incredibly strong team spirit behind the prime minister,” Raab told the BBC late Monday. He said that the team was “making sure that we get all of the plans the prime minister’s instructed us to deliver to get them implemented as soon as possible.”
Raab ran against Johnson in last summer’s Conservative Party leadership race, pitching himself as someone who would deliver Brexit without “bluff and bluster.” But his campaign never really took off, and after he was knocked out of the race, he moved quickly to back Johnson.
Whereas the prime minister is a flamboyant, informal, confident — some might say overconfident — politician who for years has been known to Britons on …continued .
[Source: Washington Post]