Following an investigation into bullying claims, the deputy prime minister of the United Kingdom, Dominic Raab, resigned on Friday.
In a letter addressed to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and published on his Twitter account, Raab states he “called for the inquiry and undertook to resign, if it made any finding of bullying whatsoever. I believe it is important to keep my word.”
He also added, “In setting the threshold for bullying so low, this inquiry has set a dangerous precedent.
“It will encourage spurious complaints against ministers, and have a chilling effect on those driving change on behalf of your government – and ultimately the British people.”
Raab’s resignation means a third senior minister has departed over their personal conduct since Sunak entered Downing Street in October promising a government of integrity.