'It’s a distraction': former Tory cabinet minister calls on Nadhim Zahawi to 'step aside'
Guardian, 24 Jan 2023
Former Tory cabinet minister Caroline Nokes has called on Nadhim Zahawi to step down as the Tory party chair faces growing pressure over his tax affairs.
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'When you become the story, it’s a distraction from anything else the government’s trying to do,' Nokes told TalkTV. She added: 'There are countless examples of good, competent cabinet colleagues who got themselves in a mess, who have resigned and in some instances returned just a few months later.'
On Monday, Rishi Sunak instructed his ethics adviser to investigate questions around Zahawi's taxes. The former chancellor welcomed the prime minister's decision, saying he was confident he acted properly.
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