Three were given their old jobs – Dominic Raab, the Deputy Prime Minister and Justice Secretary, Mr Gove, the Communities Secretary, and Steve Barclay, the Health Secretary.
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Human Rights Act and Government accountability ‘WHAT ARE THEY SO AFRAID OF’: MPs CALL FOR PRE-LEGISLATIVE SCRUTINY FOR PROPOSED BILL OF RIGHTS
(21 Jun 2022)
Ministers of the devolved nations have also highlighted how the Government’s proposals to replace the Human Rights Act threaten to undermine the devolution settlement in Scotland and Northern Ireland, with the Good Friday Agreement put in serious risk by any changes to the Human Rights Act.
Pre-legislative scrutiny of these plans is made even more important by the divergence between the proposals and the findings of the independent panel established by the Government to review the operation of the Human Rights Act. The panel found that the HRA is operating effectively to preserve parliamentary autonomy and to protect individuals’ rights.
However, the Government’s proposed Bill of Rights ignored these findings and would be a vast and deeply consequential overhaul of human rights protections in this country.
In a letter sent on Monday 20 June 2022, the groups urged the Government to respect the principles of our parliamentary democracy and subject the proposed Bill of Rights to the pre-legislative scrutiny it clearly requires.
Liberty Director Martha Spurrier, said: “Scrapping the Human Rights Act poses a real, imminent threat to rights in the UK. It’s a blatant, unashamed power grab from a Government that wants to put those in power above the law. They are quite literally rewriting the rules in their favour so they become untouchable.
“The Human Rights Act and access to the European Convention of Human Rights has empowered people in the UK to enforce their rights in practice. It has enabled people to challenge unlawful policies, be treated with dignity by public authorities and secure justice for their loved ones.
“The Government’s plan is to weaken and undermine this, taking power away from the public to take for themselves. We all know this Government cannot be trusted to keep its word or play by the rules. We’re urging everyone to not let them get away with this looting of our rights. Speak up and make your voice hard.”
Dominic Raab and Michael Gove lose out as Liz Truss promoted in reshuffle
In all, four ministers were removed from the Cabinet: Mr Williamson, Amanda Milling as party co-chairman, Robert Jenrick as Communities Secretary and Robert Buckland as Justice Secretary.
However, the most high-profile demotion was Mr Raab, who remained in Cabinet but was stripped of one of the great offices of state, the Foreign Office.
Johnson nimmt Raab Außenamt weg
Seine konservative Tory-Partei verfügt über eine satte Mehrheit im Unterhaus.
Dominic Raab will ‚investigate‘ claims that people were told to go to airport ahead of attack
Chris Bryant then asks about reports that British officials told people to go to the airport on the very day of the terrorist attack.
Dominic Raab says the travel advice was changed the night before the attack, and people were told not to come to the airport. The team was shifted from the Barons Hotel through to the airport to protect them.
He says he saw the report and „I need to investigate it“, but doesn’t reject the possibility.
Afghanistan: Dominic Raab’s answers to five questions from MPs
The foreign secretary promised he would investigate a serious allegation that British officials told Afghans to proceed to the airport’s Abbey gate on Thursday last week, despite a specific warning that Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) was preparing a terror attack that day.
Nearly 200 people were killed in a double bombing at and near the gate used for the British evacuation – but BBC’s Newsnight has reported that Afghans were sent emails earlier that day asking, in one case, if they were “at the correct gate? Abbey gate”.
Kabul Airport bombing: Two British citizens and child of British national killed in terror attack
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab confirmed the deaths on Friday. He added that a further two people were injured in the blast – an adult British national and an Afghan child with a British family.
“These were innocent people and it is a tragedy that as they sought to bring their loved ones to safety in the UK they were murdered by cowardly terrorists,” Mr Raab said.
Raab rejects US claims Britain indirectly to blame for Kabul attacks
“We coordinated very closely with the US, in particular around the Isis-K threat, which we anticipated although tragically were not able to prevent, but it is certainly right to say we got our civilians out of the processing centre by Abbey gate, but it is just not true to suggest that other than securing our civilians inside the airport that we were pushing to leave the gate open.
“In fact, and let me just be clear about this, we were issuing changes to travel advice before the bomb attack took place and saying to people in the crowd, about which I was particularly concerned, that certainly UK nationals and anyone else should leave because of the risk.”
Boris Johnson will push Joe Biden to delay US withdrawal from Afghanistan
The Telegraph understands that unless Mr Biden relents, UK troops are due to start to withdraw from Kabul airport towards the end of the week as they are expected to step up efforts to evacuate as many as 6,000 people.
Dominic Raab claims colleague couldn’t make Afghan call due to ‚deteriorating situation‘
He said: „The UK Government’s overriding priority has been to secure Kabul airport so that flights can leave.
„The call was delegated to a Minister of State because I was prioritising security and capacity at the airport on the direct advice of the Director and the Director General overseeing the crisis response.
„In any event, the Afghan Foreign Minister agreed to take the call, but was unable to because of the rapidly deteriorating situation.“
Where was Dominic Raab? Accusations he was ‘too busy’ for Afghanistan call on Crete beach holiday, explained
It has been reported that help for interpreters who supported British troops was delayed because Mr Raab was “unavailable” to make a call to call Afghan foreign minister Hanif Atmar on Friday.
Mr Raab reportedly delegated the call to a junior minister.
Großbritannien will Atomwaffenarsenal vergrößern
Die Kampagne zur nuklearen Abrüstung (CND) nannte einen Ausbau des britischen Atomarsenals „schockierend“. „Wir wollen nicht mehr Nuklearwaffen. Wir wollen gar keine“, erklärte die CND, nachdem Einzelheiten aus dem Bericht bereits zuvor in Medien durchgesickert waren.
Biden-Regierung will transatlantisches Bündnis stärken
Das Weiße Haus teilte gestern mit, Bidens Nationaler Sicherheitsberater Jake Sullivan habe am Vortag erste Gespräche mit dem außenpolitischen Berater der deutschen Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, Jan Hecker, dem diplomatischen Berater des französischen Präsidenten Emmanuel Macron, Emmanuel Bonne, und dem britischen Außenminister Dominic Raab geführt.
British Foreign Secretary expresses concern about situation in Iran after killing of nuclear scientist
Strongly condemning the attack, the European Union called it a „criminal act,“ according to media reports.
„We’re still waiting to see the full facts of what’s happened in Iran, but I would say that we stick to the rule of international humanitarian law, which is very clear against targeting civilians,“ said Raab.
Open Letter to the UK Prime Minister, Mr Boris Johnson, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice, Robert Buckland QC, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Dominic Raab and UK Home Secretary Priti Patel
Dear Prime Minister,
Dear Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice,
Dear Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs,
Dear Home Secretary,
We write to you as legal practitioners and legal academics to express our collective concerns about the violations of Mr. Julian Assange’s fundamental human, civil and political rights and the precedent his persecution is setting.
We call on you to act in accordance with national and international law, human rights and the rule of law by bringing an end to the ongoing extradition proceedings and granting Mr. Assange his long overdue freedom – freedom from torture, arbitrary detention and deprivation of liberty, and political persecution.
UK’s Raab Discusses Middle East With Trump Adviser Kushner
Prime Minister Boris Johnson also attended part of the meeting with the visiting Kushner.
„The Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary were clear about their commitment to a negotiated two-state solution,” the spokesman said.
The UK-Israel relationship is as strong as ever. I expressed enduring friendship to Foreign Minister @Gabi_Ashkenazi this morning.
We discussed the significance of normalisation of
(Flag of United Arab Emirates) – (Flag of Israel) relations, and efforts towards greater peace in the Middle East
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on Monday with UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in Jerusalem. The two discussed the Trump administration’s Israeli-Palestinian peace proposal and Iran’s “destabilizing influence” in the Middle East.
Pompeo Arrives in Israel, First Stop in Tour Promoting Deepening Gulf Ties
British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab is also expected to visit Israel this week, on Tuesday, and meet with his Israeli counterpart Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.
Großbritannien: Quarantäne für Spanien-Rückkehrer
Die britische Regierung hat wegen steigender Corona-Zahlen abrupt eine Zwei-Wochen-Quarantäne für alle Reisenden aus Spanien angeordnet. Die Maßnahme gilt seit Mitternacht britischer Zeit.
‚Everyone is panicking‘: British tourists scramble to get home from Spain – and straight into quarantine – after bombshell overnight axing of ‚air bridge‘
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits the U.K. — here is what to look out for
Mike Pompeo arrived in the U.K. on Monday for a two-day visit that will also see the U.S. Secretary of State stop in Denmark.
Britischer Premier Johnson auf Intensivstation
Außenminister Dominic Raab sei gebeten worden, wo nötig die Amtsgeschäfte zu übernehmen.
Demonstrationen im Iran – Britischer Botschafter bei Protest festgesetzt – London empört
„Die grundlose und unbegründete Festnahme unsere Botschafters in Teheran ist eine ungeheuerliche Verletzung internationalen Rechts“, erklärte Außenminister Dominic Raab.
Macaire wurde laut Nachrichtenagentur Tasnim für einige Stunden festgenommen. Er hatte demnach an Protesten vor der Uni Amir Kabir wegen des Abschusses eines ukrainischen Passagierflugzeugs durch den Iran teilgenommen.
Arrest of Ambassador to Iran: Foreign Secretary statement
Following the brief detention of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Iran Rob Macaire, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:
The arrest of our Ambassador in Tehran without grounds or explanation is a flagrant violation of international law. The Iranian government is at a cross-roads moment. It can continue its march towards pariah status with all the political and economic isolation that entails, or take steps to deescalate tensions and engage in a diplomatic path forwards.“
UK government and military accused of war crimes cover-up
Operation Northmoor was set up by the government in 2014 and looked into 52 alleged illegal killings.
Its closure was announced by the government before Royal Military Police detectives even had a chance to interview the key Afghan witnesses.
Boris’s night of the long knives: New PM makes Brexit hardliner Dom Raab his de facto deputy, Priti Patel Home Secretary and Sajid Javid Chancellor as he brutally sacks Jeremy Hunt and swathe of Remainers to clear way for No Deal
– Boris Johnson launches mass clear out of Cabinet and sacks Jeremy Hunt
– Jeremy Hunt and Penny Mordaunt among those sacked in brutal two-hour cull
– Greg Clark and Liam Fox also leave the government as new PM wields the axe
– Damian Hinds, James Brokenshire, David Mundell and Karen Bradley ousted
– Philip Hammond, David Gauke and Rory Stewart all resigned earlier today
– Priti Patel makes a remarkable Cabinet return as the new Home Secretary
– Sajid Javid has been promoted to crucial role of Chancellor under Mr Johnson
– Brexiteer Dominic Raab was installed as Foreign Secretary replacing Mr Hunt
EXCL Dominic Raab branded a ‚dictator‘ by Tory rival over Parliament shut-down row
Dominic Raab has been branded a „dictator“ as his rivals for the Tory leadership condemned his refusal to rule out shutting down Parliament in order to deliver a no-deal Brexit.
Brexit news latest: The Queen ‚could reject a new PM’s demands to suspend Parliament over no-deal‘
The Queen may reject a Brexiteer Prime Minister’s demand to suspend Parliament to ram through a crash-out from the EU, a Whitehall grandee said today.
Lord Armstrong, who was Margaret Thatcher’s cabinet secretary, said the monarch could decide to consult Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Speaker John Bercow and Lord Speaker Lord Fowler if she believed the Government was asking her to prorogue Parliament to neuter its “rights or duties”.
Tory leadership race: Open warfare as Hammond tells no-deal Brexit candidates they will be toppled
The race to be the next prime minister has descended into open warfare after the chancellor threatened to join fellow Tories in toppling any leader pursuing a no-deal Brexit.
Philip Hammond’s extraordinary intervention came after Dominic Raab predicted MPs would fail to stop him taking the UK out of the EU without a deal on Halloween night, if he won the contest.
Raab: I Will Not Ask for Brexit Extension
Raab insists he will not ask for a Brexit extension beyond October…
Gove & Raab Getting Ahead in Getting Supporters Out in Open
Guido’s co-conspirators have now identified the given allegiances of some 91 Tory MPs, which is 29% of the parliamentary party. Gove and Raab are in front with 14 MPs each, Boris has 13,
Next Tory leader hopefuls Boris Johnson and Dominic Raab are already lining up
Theresa May hasn’t even lost the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal yet.
Brexit news latest: Dominic Raab urges MPs to ’send a message‘ and vote down Theresa May’s deal
Former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab has called for MPs to vote down Theresa May’s deal when it goes before the Commons on Tuesday.
Mr Raab, who resigned from the Cabinet in November in protest against Mrs May’s deal, said “Britain can do better” than her Withdrawal Agreement, which he said would “keep us locked into EU laws”.
Dominic Raab now FAVOURITE to replace Theresa May as no-confidence vote called in PM
DOMINIC Raab is now the favourite the replace Theresa May as the PM faces a no-confidence vote over her handling of Brexit.
I think it is between Dominic Raab and Sajid Javid. If it goes to party members, Raab as a committed brexiteer will win. But MPs might try & block Raab from getting on the ballot, perhaps with another Remainer like Hammond, in which case Javid would win.
Dominic Raab, David Davis and DUP leader Arlene Foster are launching a campaign for a „Better Deal“ this morning. They are proposing a new 10-year, “extendable backstop to replace the Northern Ireland Protocol.”
We must be willing to walk away with no deal – taking our £39bn with us
Last week, I resigned as Brexit Secretary because I could not in good conscience support the proposed deal between the UK and the EU. There is still time to stand up to the bullying tactics from Brussels. But we must change course, or the flame of optimism and opportunity that sparked Brexit will be snuffed out.
Brexit-Deal: „Monster und dunkle Mächte“ in Brüssel
(18.11.2018) In Brüssel sind aus Raabs Sicht „dunkle Mächte“ am Werk. So sei ihm von Diplomaten berichtet worden, innerhalb der EU-Kommission werde Nordirland als „Preis“ bezeichnet, den London für den Brexit bezahlen müsse. Das sei „total unverantwortlich und rücksichtslos“, sagte er. Dahinter stecke wohl der deutsche Martin Selmayr, Generalsekretär der EU-Kommission, der in britischen Medien als „Monster von Brüssel“ bekannt ist.
Brexit latest: Dominic Raab hits out at Theresa May and says it is time to stand up to ‚EU bullies‘
Amid ongoing talk of a plot to replace Mrs May through a confidence vote, one of her ministers said there is still time for „more to be done“ on the Brexit deal, despite an EU summit scheduled for November 25 to confirm it.
Andrea Leadsom, the Brexiteer Commons‘ leader, said she supports the Prime Minister but …
BREXIT BOMBSHELL: BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg REVEALS the REAL reason Dominic Raab resigned
In a special podcast, Laura Kuenssberg explained that she had visited Mr Raab at his south-west London home following his departure, and that the deal had been significantly changed without his knowledge. She said: “Here’s an intriguing thing – what’s been suggested to me is that there’s quite a big difference between the October draft of the withdrawal deal and the bit about the future relationship, and the bit that emerged yesterday.
UK PM May’s five senior ministers will back Brexit deal: The Sun’s political editor
The British cabinet will meet at 1400 GMT on Wednesday to consider the draft withdrawal agreement after Britain struck a draft divorce deal with the European Union.
BREXIT LIVE: Tories at WAR as Brexiteers rage against Hammond’s Project Fear relaunch
THE Conservative Party has erupted into civil war as deep splits in Brexit policy come to the fore.
Philip Hammond risks Brexiteer row with £80bn ’no-deal‘ warning
The timing of the chancellor’s letter will prompt suspicions among Tory Brexiteers, who already believe he is trying to keep the UK closely tied to the EU.
Both Mr Hammond and Mrs Morgan supported Remain at the EU referendum.
The Guardian view on no-deal Brexit: Tory tactics make a second vote more likely
The chancellor Philip Hammond reminded his party on Thursday that there would be “large fiscal consequences” of £80bn of extra borrowing. Not one part of this is acceptable. To think otherwise is to live in a demented political la-la land in which fanatical dogma outweighs the jobs, security and life chances of ordinary people.
Britain seeks to calm fears of ‘no-deal’ Brexit doomsday — and worries over BLTs, sperm donors and civil unrest
For weeks, there has been a string of doomsday scenarios in the British news media about what could happen if Prime Minister Theresa May’s negotiators fail to strike an agreement with Brussels.
There has been speculation — floated by think tanks, business lobbies and hospital administrators — a “no-deal Brexit” could create total havoc.
U.K. Outlines Plan to Avert Chaos of a No-Deal ‘Brexit’
But in trying to prove to his European interlocutors that Britain is prepared for all eventualities, Mr. Raab knows he risks frightening the British public and weakening faith in the Brexit project, which he supports.
Für Freihandelszone – Weißbuch: So stellt sich Mays Regierung Brexit vor
Bei der Präsentation des Weißbuchs kam es im Londoner Unterhaus zu tumultartigen Szenen. Oppositionsabgeordnete beschwerten sich am Donnerstag massiv, weil sie im Voraus keine Exemplare des vom neuen Brexit-Minister Dominic Raab präsentierten Dokuments erhalten hatten, die Sitzung musste kurzzeitig unterbrochen werden.