Zahawi tax revelations add to ‘stench of sleaze’ around Tories, says Labour – UK politics live

LIVE – Updated at 14:41 Latest updates: Angela Rayner has written to HMRC calling for clarification on the former chancellor’s tax settlement.

Labour says Zahawi tax revelations add to 'stench of sleaze' around Tories and challenges Sunak to say what he knew 14:41 Labour is escalating its attack on the

government over Nadhim Zahawi’s tax affairs. Anneliese Dodds, the party chair, challenged Rishi Sunak to say what he knew about Zahawi, the Tory chair, reaching a settlement with

HM Revenue and Customs. And she said the public were fed up with the “stench of sleaze” surrounding the Tories. She told Sky News: If Nadhim Zahawi is not

being clear, either to HMRC or to the British public, then he has no place in government. And of course Rishi Sunak promised, on the steps of No 10, honesty, integrity and

accountability. So Sunak has to come clean on what he knew about this affair. The British public are fed up now of this stench of sleaze around this Conservative

government. Dodds was referring to how Sunak said, in his speech outside No 10 on the day he became prime minister: “This government will have integrity,

professionalism and accountability at every level.” No 10 declines to criticise police for 'looking into' Sunak not wearing seatbelt - but says they've not been in

touch yet 14:33 The Downing Street lobby briefing has just finished, and – unsurprisingly – the first questions were about whether there are any updates on

seatbelt-gate.