Former Linklaters lawyer and potential British PM Dominic Raab has been castigated by his former legal colleagues following his recent debate over the Tory leadership on UK TV.
The Channel 4 debate saw the front runners other than THE major front runner Boris Johnson, debate the leadership question, revolving around the current Brexit fiasco.
Raab, an MP since 2010 and a former Secretary of State for Exiting the EU, claimed he was the only candidate who could be trusted to remove the UK from the EU by the end of October, however Twittering lawyers had other thoughts about what they thought of Raab’s intentions and abilities.
Legal blog Legal Cheek recounted some, including Barrister Douglas Lloyd who tweeted to his 3500 followers –
The popular ‘Secret Barrister’ Twitter account agreed with Lloyd –
The Lloyd Twitter following pales compared to Raab’s own 57,000 where he proclaims his intentions regarding “his” Brexit deal –
Raab had a two year period at Linklaters before joining the Foreign Office in 2000. He also worked on the Oslo Peace Accords for one of the principal Palestinian negotiators, although Raab has a Jewish parentage.
The Guardian delivered Raab a 2/5 rating for his performance, noting –