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Dominic Raab wants to curb judges’ powers over government, leaked document suggests

Justice secretary Dominic Raab is considering introducing a series of changes that could limit government accountability in judicial reviews, a leaked document suggests.The cabinet minister is weighing up moves likely to make it more difficult for claimants who wish to challenge public bodies’ decisions to bring successful legal cases against the government, according to a Ministry of Justice (MoJ) paper.“You [Mr Raab] have indicated that you are minded to consult on further reforms to judicial review,” the document seen by The Guardian reportedly states.The paper says the document goes on to make suggestions for Mr Raab’s desired changes “subject to...
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Liz Truss tax cut plans are ‘electoral suicide note’, warns Dominic Raab

If Liz Truss pushes ahead with her proposed tax cuts it will be an “electoral suicide note” for the Tory party, the deputy prime minister has warned.Dominic Raab, a supporter of former chancellor Rishi Sunak, said it was wrong for Ms Truss to propose tax cuts and not lay out plans to protect people from the cost of living crisis.Writing for The Times, Mr Raab said: “If we go to the country with an emergency budget in September that fails to measure up to the task in hand, voters will not forgive us as they see their living standards...

Dominic Raab ‘considering measures to curb judges’ powers’

The Justice Secretary is reportedly considering introducing changes that could limit ministers’ accountability in judicial reviews.According to a leaked Ministry of Justice (MoJ) paper, reportedly seen by The Guardian, Dominic Raab is weighing up a move that would likely make it more difficult for claimants who have concerns about decisions taken by public bodies to bring successful legal challenges against the Government.The document reportedly states: “You (Mr Raab) have indicated that you are minded to consult on further reforms to judicial review.”The paper says the document goes on to make suggestions for change “subject to your initial policy steers and...

Dominic Raab attends the construction of the first secure school in the UK

Deputy prime minister Dominic Raab visited the construction site at the former secure training centre in Rochester, in Kent.The building is in the process of being transformed into the first secure school in the UK,  and is described as a school within a prison, which differentiate it from existing youth custody facilities that are less focused on education.“It’s something that hasn’t been tried before. That is the ethos change and regime change that you will see”, the secretary of state for justice added.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

Britons should ‘enjoy the sunshine,’ says Dominic Raab amid warnings people will die due to extreme heat

Britons should “enjoy the sunshine” during the heatwave, Dominic Raab has said, despite warnings the extreme temperatures could cause thousands of deaths.The deputy prime minister said people should be “resilient” as temperatures are set to skyrocket to 40C on Monday and Tuesday.“Obviously there is some common sense practical advice we are talking about – stay hydrated, stay out of the sun at the hottest times, wear sun cream – those sorts of things,” he told Sky News’ Sophy Ridge On Sunday programme.“We ought to enjoy the sunshine and actually we ought to be resilient enough through some of the...

‘He makes things happen’: Dominic Raab endorses Rishi Sunak as prime minister

Dominic Raab has endorsed Rishi Suank for prime minister, suggesting his colleague is someone who “makes things happen”.Tory MPs have started to speak publically about who they’re backing to become the party’s next leader, with Mr Raab speaking at a press conference on Tuesday (12 July).“Rishi’s values are our values and he’s always had the courage of his convictions,” the deputy prime minister said.“Rishi is someone who makes things happen.”Any candidate hoping to become the next Conservative Party leader will need the backing of at least 20 MPs to make it onto the ballot.Sign up for our newsletters. Read More Where did Dominic Raab go on holiday?Raab insists he won’t quit over failure to make Afghan call on holidayDominic Raab may keep his job today – but for how much longer?