2023-01-25 12:09:41

Raab under pressure over law he pledged would stop baseless legal threats amid Zahawi row

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The Independent
By Kate Devlin

Dominic Raab is under pressure over legislation he promised would stop the chilling effect of legal threats in the wake of the row over Nadhim Zahawis taxes.

The Independent revealed at the weekend that the former chancellor tried to gag this newspaper from revealing he was being investigated by the National Crime Agency and HMRC last year.

In March last year Mr Raab promised to crackdown on legal threats he warned were having a chilling effect.

Now the Liberal Democrats have written to the Justice Secretary, and deputy prime minister, to ask where the planned legislation on SLAPPs (strategic lawsuits against public participation) is.

In the letter the Lib Dem deputy leader Daisy Cooper wrote she was hugely concerned by the reports in the Independent and others.

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