Tory MP Dominic Raab mocked for bizarre book display during TV interview

Louis Staples
Friday 29 March 2019 13:00

Dominic Raab – whose career highlights include forgetting Britain is an island and suggesting food bank users have a “cash flow problem” – is back on TV. And thank goodness for that.

Raab has been quiet since it emerged that he’d blocked broadcaster James O’Brien on Twitter after the LBC presenter made a compilation video of his most ridiculous and debunked claims. Though, as the third “meaningful vote” on Theresa May’s Brexit deal – which Raab doesn’t support despite having helped negotiate it, but now seems likely to back – approaches, the former minister is back on our screens.

Though, when Raab appeared on the BBC, viewers were less focussed on what he was saying, more focussed on the bizarre arrangement of books behind him.

Why were there books stacked on what appeared to be window shelves?!

Why were there only nine of them?

Why does he own a book by Arnold Schwarzenegger​?

So. Many. Questions.

More: James O'Brien made a video fact-checking things Dominic Raab has said, so the MP blocked him