UK Foreign Sec Will Only Take a Knee For the Queen, His Wife


British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has poured cold water on the idea he would ever “take the knee” in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, saying the only people he would do that for are the Queen and his wife.

During an interview on Thursday with talkRadio’s Julia Hartley-Brewer, Raab was asked if he would “take the knee” – a gesture that has been taken up by anti-racism supporters across the world in a show of solidarity with the Black lives Matter movement. Raab suggested that he would refuse if requested.

A whole host of people, from police forces to politicians and, more recently, English Premier League footballers, have ‘taken the knee’ in the last few weeks, against a backdrop of protests and riots, sparked by the death of 46 year-old black American George Floyd in May.


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