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David Davis’ resignation means Dominic Raab will walk a tricky tightrope on Brexit

David Davis resigned because he could not stay true to both his Leave beliefs and the post. So how can his replacement reassure the Leavers?

By Mark Wallace  

Dominic Raab this morning following his appointment. Photo: PA

No pressure, then, Dominic Raab. It is a high stakes experience for any politician to take on their first role as a Secretary of State. There’s the scrutiny, the responsibility, the chance to prove yourself and the risk you will prove insufficient to the job, not to mention the endless red boxes of papers—all in addition to your existing tasks as an MP.

The sense of constantly walking on a tightrope, with most of the audience willing you to fall,…

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