Finally Rishi Sunak sacked Nadhim Zahawi as Conservative chair on Sunday following a report from the prime minister’s ethics adviser, which found that Zahawi had broken the ministerial code.
Answering questions from journalists on Monday, Sunak insisted he can’t be blamed for things that happened before he became PM and maintained that he had “acted pretty decisively” after receiving the report.
However, Labour are calling for Sunak to answer further questions about when he found out HMRC were investigating Zahawi.
Asked his thoughts on Nadhim Zahawi’s sacking on BBC Two’s Politics Live, Stephen Kinnock said: “There is scandal and sleaze everywhere you look. We cannot have someone in the cabinet putting themselves forward to be chancellor when they’re being investigated by HMRC.”
“The fact Rishi Sunak allowed this to go on is simply because he’s trying to manage all the factions in his party and once again we have the Conservatives putting party interests ahead of the interest of the country. They should get out of the way and let Labour take over,” Kinnock said.
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