Home office minister Chris Philp was doing the media rounds today and it went from worse to worse.
I can’t think of any MP who could have worked the media into the government’s favour today.
It comes as Rishi Sunak ordered his new ethics advisers to investigate Mr Zahawi after the Stratford-on-Avon MP admitted agreeing a multimillion-pound settlement with HMRC over unpaid tax.
On Radio 4’s Today, where he was left floundering by presenter Mishal Husain.
This tweet might sum it up for you?
“Crime minister and shameless government bullshit pedlar Chris Philp on @bbcr4today strenuously defending Sunak, Zahawi and Johnson against all allegations by repeatedly stressing that he knows nothing about any of this stuff and has literally no idea what he’s talking about.”
Phlip also showed his face on BBC breakfast news. This time Jon Kay was left to skewer him.
But it wasn’t over! On Sky News he was quizzed on Sunak’s promises when he came into office.