Dominic Raab gets the wrong Attenborough in Commons blunder

In his second House of Commons f*ck-up in as many days, Dominic Raab misidentified one of Britain’s most beloved cultural icons.

Speaking in the Commons earlier today, Foreign Secretary Raab claimed the Prime Minister was delighted to be launching a landmark climate summit alongside Richard Attenborough – the deceased brother of David Attenborough.


Boris Johnson launched the COP26 UN climate summit in Glasgow earlier today, which is set to be held in November.

The PM was accompanied by world-famous broadcaster and natural historian David Attenborough, who is an active campaigner on climate change and is notably not deceased.

Demonic Raab, however, made a bit of a slip-up in his Commons statement, and gave credit to David’s brother, Richard, who was an actor and Oscar-winning director before his death in 2014.

Raab said: “Today, with Sir Richard Attenborough, the prime minister is launching and setting out the detail of our approach to COP26, where we’ll lead in bringing the world together to tackle one of the global challenges of our age.”

Labour’s Kevin Brennan later pointed out the Foreign Secretary’s error, to which Raab responded: “We’re lucky to have so many fantastic Attenboroughs in this country and we’re ambitious about COP26.”

Yesterday, a red-faced Raab floundered in the Commons after he was asked which minister is now leading Brexit negotiations.

We don’t have an opposition currently, but Raab is still finding plenty of ways to trip himself up.


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