Rishi Sunak runs the gauntlet of PMQs amid row over Nadhim Zahawi’s tax

Rishi Sunak dismissed calls to sack Nadhim Zahawi today in brutal clashes with Keir Starmer at PMQs.

With the Tory chair having decided to stay away from the Commons chamber, Mr Sunak admitted that he had decided to trigger a standards probe after ‘more information’ came to light about his multi-million pound tax settlement. 

The Labour leader branded him ‘hopelessly weak’ and made a thinly-veiled jibe at his stature, asking whether the job was ‘too big’ for him.

But Mr Sunak shot back that he was not taking the ‘politically expedient’ course by cutting Mr Zahawi loose – saying instead he deserved ‘due process’.

The premier also confirmed that no problems with Mr Zahawi’s tax affairs had been flagged by the civil service when he was appointed to his current role. 

Mr Zahawi has insisted he has no intention of quitting and welcomed the prospect of an investigation by the PM’s independent adviser. 

A Labour MP claimed that he had asked her to let him through a secure door at Parliament…

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