UK PM Sunak fires Conservative Party chairman after tax probe
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak fired the Conservative Party chairman 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."
(Cover: British Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi looks on outside the Conservative Party's headquarters in London, Britain, January 23, 2023. /Reuters)