DOMINIC RAAB was stung into challenging Jeremy Corbyn to a head-to-head debate after the Labour leader mocked the former Brexit secretary’s grasp of geography.
Days before walking out of cabinet, Mr Raab (pictured) raised eyebrows by revealing his surprise at the importance of Dover for Britain’s economy. Mr Corbyn raised laughs at the CBI conference when he quoted the remarks, adding: ‘We are, as he put it, “a peculiar geographic entity” — by which I think he means we are an island.’
Mr Raab hit back when the clip was uploaded on Twitter, tweeting: ‘Dear Jeremy Corbyn, good joke. Would you like to debate me on Brexit? Name your date, I’m sure we can find a venue. I’ll understand if you’re too busy debating whether a second referendum is Labour policy with Keir Starmer.’
Mr Corbyn did not reply but Sky’s Kay Burley tweeted: ‘Happy to host.’