UK TREND: Prime Minister order investigation into Zahawis tax dispute
The disclosures regarding Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs have been brought to light, and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has asked his independent ethics adviser to look into them. There are “questions that need answering,” according to Mr. Sunak, regarding the case.
Following revelations that Mr. Zahawi, the chairman of the Tory party, paid a penalty to HMRC for previously unpaid tax while serving as chancellor as part of a multi-million-dollar dispute, calls for his resignation have been made.
Prime Minister open investigation
Since the news of this investigation broke, the hashtag #Zahawi has been trending on twitter with over 140 thousand retweets, continuing a trend that began a few days prior when the news of Zahawi’s tax evasion was reported. The public has criticised the prime minister for wasting time and failing to act because, in their eyes, Zahawi’s actions of threatening journalists with publication of the news clearly show that he is guilty.
Zahawi dodged £3m in taxes and then bullied journalists to try to keep it quiet. What odious behaviour.
— David__Osland (@David__Osland) January 21, 2023
— Kentish Made (@kentish_made) January 23, 2023
Deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner spoke out about the issue in Parliament and then tweeted about it. She questioned “ why does the Prime Minster need an ethics advisor to tell him Nadhim Zahawis conduct is unacceptable ?”. Furthermore , she added that “ Rishi Sunaks vote of full confidence in his Party Chair shows his weak leadership and appalling judgement”.
Why does the Prime Minister need an ethics adviser to tell him Nadhim Zahawi's conduct is unacceptable?
Rishi Sunak's vote of "full confidence" in his Party Chair shows his weak leadership and appalling judgement. pic.twitter.com/eTeQQRzFuN
— Angela Rayner 🌹 (@AngelaRayner) January 23, 2023
Labour member of parliament Jess Philips also commented on the issue and stated that by Sunak requesting an investigation into Zahawis tax row “ he is wasting political capital and everyday making himself look weaker as Prime Minster”.
Why is Sunak wasting political capital on Zahawi? Everyday makes him look weaker?
— Jess Phillips MP (@jessphillips) January 23, 2023
Zahawi’s position is “untenable,” according to Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, and he needs to be fired immediately.
Labour member of parliament Simon Lightwood was also in agreement with his fellow Labour peers that Zahawi “must be dismissed from cabinet immediately, as its clearly that his story just doesn’t add up!”.
No need to study maths until 18 to see that Zahawi's story just doesn't add up! His position is totally untenable, and he must now be dismissed from Cabinet. pic.twitter.com/XRPeCjOLJT
— Simon Lightwood MP (@simonlightwood) January 23, 2023
Author Emma Kennedy stated that she would be more “inclined to believe Zahawi if had not instructed lawyers to threaten journalists with defamation. Therefore, he clearly knew what he was doing, and he has to go ! (usa2goquickstore.com) ”.
Members of the public all seem to agree that Zahawi must go as “ he did not make a mistake. If he had made a mistake, he would have dealt with it the first time it came up. However, he chose to threaten people instead” which evidently demonstrates his guilt.
Zahawi didn't make a mistake. If he had made a mistake he would have dealt with it the first time it came up. He chose to threaten people instead.
He has to go!
— 🇺🇦 Pete Paterson 🏴🇮🇪🇪🇺#RejoinEU (@PeteTheRef) January 23, 2023
Author Sam Bright tweeted that “ a senior minster practicing lawfare is seriously unacceptable, as one of the worst things about Zahawis scandal is that he threatened legal action against the first journalists to raise their entirely legitimate questions about his tax affairs”.
One of the absolute worst things about the Zahawi story is that he threatened legal action against the first journalists to raise these entirely legitimate questions about his tax affairs.
A senior minister practicing lawfare is seriously not ok.
— Sam Bright (@WritesBright) January 21, 2023
Retweet if you think @nadhimzahawi should resign!
— Harry Eccles (@Heccles94) January 23, 2023
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