Raab’s strategy is classic DARVO, “Deny, Attack, and Reverse Victim and Offender. The perpetrator or offender may Deny the behavior, Attack the individual doing the confronting, and Reverse the roles of Victim and Offender such that the perpetrator assumes the victim role and turns the true victim — or the whistle blower — into an alleged offender. This occurs, for instance, when an actually guilty perpetrator assumes the role of ‘falsely accused’ and attacks the accuser’s credibility and blames the accuser for being the perpetrator of a false accusation.” Jennifer J. Freyd PhD
What worries me is that now if any policy doesn’t work, the Tories will blame the civil service. The civil service operates similarly to TV & Film crews – you only slag off on-camera talent if they’re really obnoxious, not because crew are saints but because it’s considered so unprofessional. In this next clip, you’ll see how Raab DARVOs, careful not to substantiate any of what he claims here – no names! Why has the media not demanded that Raab substantiate his claims – who, over what, when?
When you agree with Piers Morgan that Raab is a “nasty piece of work,” things must be bad!