2023-01-24 13:40:30

How many divers will Rishi Sunak need to plumb the murky depths of Nadhim Zahawis tax affairs?

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By Marina Hyde

Further inspirational developments in British public life, as yet another inquiry is launched into a serving member of the government. Having spent last week claiming that party chair and former chancellor Nadhim Zahawi had addressed the murky matter of his taxes in full, prime minister Rishi Sunak declared yesterday: I have asked our independent adviser to get to the bottom of everything. Deep waters and all that. Its good Sunak makes it sound like a real dredging exercise for which hazmat divers have been deployed and a forensic dentist put on standby.

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After her dignified exit last week, we had to endure a lot of tedious discourse as to whether or not Jacinda Ardern could really have it all. After Zahawis preposterously undignified decision not to exit this week, youd hope No 10 would be asking: can Nadhim really have it all a top job in government and a tax bill as slim as Jonathan Gulliss intellect? No, would seem to be the obvious answer but it doesnt seem to be the one on which Zahawi has alighted.

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