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UK PM Sunak fires party chairman Zahawi after breach of ministerial code


2023-01-29T09:19:02Z

British Minister without Portfolio Nadhim Zahawi looks on outside the Conservative Party’s headquarters in London, Britain January 23, 2023. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the Conservative Party chair Nadhim Zahawi from government on Sunday after an independent investigation into his tax affairs found a serious breach of the ministerial code.

“Following the completion of the Independent Adviser’s investigation – the findings of which he has shared with us both – it is clear that there has been a serious breach of the Ministerial Code,” Sunak said in a letter to Zahawi.

“As a result, I have informed you of my decision to remove you from your position in His Majesty’s Government.”