Dominic Raab: 'class act' Brexiter trusted by Tory MPs

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David Davis’s former chief of staff is taking over as Brexit secretary – can he take Theresa May’s EU plan to Brussels while keeping MPs on side?

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David Davis always claimed his training as an SAS reservist helped him in Brexit negotiations. If being a skilled fighter is a prerequisite for one of the toughest jobs in politics, then in his replacement Theresa May has found her man.

Dominic Raab, the new Brexit secretary, has a black belt in karate. Davis, when shadow home secretary, was said to have been so impressed that he made the former lawyer and Foreign Office diplomat his chief of staff.

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