First lunch, now Christmas cards. When will Dominic Raab liven up a bit? The Brexit Secretary appeared alongside Oliver Robbins before the European Scrutiny Committee today. A lot has been made of the pair’s relationship, particularly after the Prime Minister announced in July that Raab would be ‘deputising’ for her. Robbins, meanwhile, reports directly to May as her Europe Advisor. Labour MP Kate Hoey was keen to get to the bottom of it, asking a crucial question: ‘Do you think you’ll be sending each other Christmas cards, you and Mr Robbins?’ The MP for Esher and Walton replied:
‘We have got a good professional and personal relationship. I’m not sure whether it will go to Christmas cards, but that’s because I send so few.’
It reminds Mr S of when the Mirror revealed Raab eats the same lunch every day. One of his aides said: ‘He has the same baguette with the same smoothie with a pot of fruit.’ What a Grinch.