The Untold Truth Of Dominic Raab

The novel coronavirus has taken the entire world on a rollercoaster ride as nations grapple with the reality of this new pandemic. More people are staying home to stop the spread and healthcare workers and first responders are serving tirelessly on the frontlines. From celebrities who've tested positive to world leaders battling the disease — COVID-19 has affected all of us in one way or another. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (pictured left) has now added his name to the growing list of public figures hospitalized due to this brutal virus. According to CNN, Johnson asked Dominic Raab (pictured right), First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, to step in when needed. If Johnson becomes unable to lead the United Kingdom, it's Raab who will fill that role, reported The Times.

Who is Dominic Raab, and what could this mean for the European nation? Let's take a closer look.

Dominic Raab thinks men are getting 'a raw deal'

According to Business Insider, Dominic Raab is Boris Johnson's right-hand man, and like his superior, Raab supported the Brexit movement to exit the European Union. He's worked his way up the ladder of leadership, starting with junior ministerial positions under the U.K.'s previous prime minister, Theresa May. During her tenure, Raab was promoted to a cabinet position. "However, Raab didn't last long in the job, holding the role for only a few months before resigning in protest over what he saw as May's insufficient Brexit policy," per Business Insider.

Johnson's "designated survivor" has his fair share of critics inside and outside the government — among them, a whole lot of women. Raab attracted plenty of negative attention in 2011, when he said, "Feminists are now amongst the most obnoxious bigots" in the U.K. "From the cradle to the grave, men are getting a raw deal," he said (via The Guardian). "Men work longer hours, die earlier, but retire later than women."

He was also wrapped up in sexual misconduct allegations that implicated 40 political leaders. According to The Guardian, Raab was accused of "inappropriate behaviour with a woman." He called the claims "false and malicious."