UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak sacks Conservative Party chairman Nadhim Zahawi Tax scandal | CNN
british prime minister hermit dog Bow down to the pressure on Sunday by sacking Conservative Party chairman Nadim Zahawi. which has faced criticism for his handling of personal taxes
dog Last week it ordered an ethics adviser to investigate Sahavi after it claimed he had paid a fine as part of a 4.8 million pound ($5.96 million) deal reported to tax authorities. It is alleged that Zahawi did not declare the dispute with the tax authorities.
Zahawi was appointed Prime Minister of Exchequer – Finance Minister – by former Prime Minister Boris Johnson in July last year. He remained in the Cabinet under Liz Trust, Johnson’s successor. and her successor Sunak, who made him party chairman.
in a letter to Sahavi Sunak said After the investigation is over “It is clear that there has been a serious breach of the ministerial regulations.”
“I therefore inform you of my decision to dismiss you from your position in His government.”
Reports of Zahawi’s multi-million pound deal with tax officials shocked Britons. Many people are fighting to survive in the midst of the cost of living crisis.
The opposition Labor Party said Sunak, who took office, pledged to be “honest, professional and responsible at all levels” should fire Zahavi when the claims were first reported this month. Instead of trying to buy time by starting an investigation
Senior Labor MP Bridget Phillipson told Sky News the scandal exposed Sunak as a “weak” leader.
“The stench of filth engulfs the Conservative Party,” she said.
Dog himself was also investigated for his wife’s handling of taxes. Akshat Murthydaughter of an Indian billionaire Last year, Sunak and Murty appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List of the UK’s 250 richest people. The newspaper estimated their joint net worth at £730 million ($826 million).
Last year it was revealed that Murty had “no domicile” status in the UK. This means she can legally avoid paying UK taxes on her overseas earnings from the family’s Infosys conglomerate.
last week He apologized for being fined a second time by the police for not wearing a seat belt while driving. While he was prime minister, Sunak was fined by the police along with Johnson for attending a party that broke the lockdown held on UK government buildings.
In a letter responding to his dismissal published on Sunday, Zahawi said It was a privilege in his lifetime to serve in subsequent British governments. He made no clear reference to the results of his tax ethics investigation.
“I came to this country to escape persecution and couldn’t speak English. Here I built a successful business and worked in some high-level government offices. I believe there is no other country in the world where my story would be possible,” the statement read.
Zahawi was born in Iraq to Kurdish parents. and came to England as a child When his family fled Saddam Hussein’s regime, he was believed to be one of the richest politicians in the council. and helped found the polling company YouGov.