Dominic Raab dismissed repeated warnings about his behaviour, a retired senior civil servant who worked with him in the Foreign Office has said.
Lord McDonald described his former boss as a “tough taskmaster” whose methods did not help him achieve his aims.
He told the BBC he raised this with Mr Raab more than once but he “disputed” it and was unwilling to listen.
The former deputy PM, who resigned on Friday after a bullying inquiry, apologised if he upset anyone.
The inquiry found he was “intimidating” and “aggressive” towards officials, but Mr Raab said his behaviour was not bullying, and that almost all of the complaints against him were dismissed.
It looked at eight formal complaints about Mr Raab’s behaviour during his previous stints as justice secretary, foreign secretary and Brexit secretary.
Senior lawyer Adam Tolley KC, who led the inquiry, concluded Mr Raab’s conduct involved “an abuse or misuse of power”, and that he “acted in a manner which was intimidating” and…
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