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Dominic Raab is facing a backlash after criticising the BLM ‘taking the knee’ protest – saying it is like something out of Game of Thrones. The Foreign Secretary said the gesture, which has been at demonstrations around the world since the death of George Floyd, ‘feels to me like a symbol of subjugation and subordination rather than one of liberation and emancipation’. He accepted other people ‘feel differently’ and insisted he understood the ‘frustration’ felt by oppressed communities, but added: ‘I take the knee for two people, the Queen and the Mrs when I asked her to marry me.’

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