Another week and another minister under pressure. But rather than hand in his resignation notice like Gavin Williamson, Dominic Raab has chosen to come out swinging against his critics.
Facing questions about his conduct, the Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice (as he likes to be called) has drafted a public letter, confirming there are two formal complaints lodged against him. One was made during his time at the Foreign Office; the other during his first tenure as Justice Secretary.
He has now requested that Rishi Sunak begin an independent investigation into the claims and promises to cooperate fully with the outcome. Raab says he will not be standing down from government while the inquiry is ongoing. The only problem is that since Lord Geidt’s resignation back in June, there has been no government ethics adviser to lead such investigations.
Will that be enough to keep him in post? Westminster looks forward to finding out…