Matthew Taylor

Sunday shows round-up: Zahawi’s sacking ‘sad’, says Gove

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The dismissal of embattled Conservative party chairman Nadhim Zahawi is dominating the news this morning. Zahawi was sacked after an investigation by the Prime Minister’s ethics adviser Sir Laurie Magnus found that he had breached the Ministerial Code in relation to his tax affairs. Laura Kuenssberg asked the Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove about the affair – and how it reflected on Rishi Sunak and the government as a whole:

Gove – Developers ‘should pay up’ for building safety:

Sophy Ridge interviewed Gove before the big news broke about Zahawi. She asked him about what the government was doing to promote safety in new housing development, more than five years after the Grenfell Tower disaster:

Gove pledges leasing shake-up:

Gove also pledged to make extensive changes to the leasehold system before the end of the parliament:


Bridget Phillipson – Zahawi sacking ‘should have happened weeks ago’:

Laura Kuenssberg spoke to shadow education secretary Bridget Phillipson, who argued that Rishi Sunak was a weak leader for not sacking his party chairman well before today:

Mary Bousted – Teaching strikes will go ahead:

The head of the National Education Union told Kuenssberg she didn’t think there was anything that could now put a stop to next Wednesday’s teacher strike:


Michel Barnier – ‘I don’t think we should speak about mistakes’:

And finally, Kuenssberg asked the former Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier if he thought he had made any mistakes regarding the UK’s final Brexit deal:

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