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)