Starmer’s low blow at Sunak: Labor leader asks 5ft 6 PM if job in tax dispute is ‘too big’ for him

Sir Keir Starmer seemed to poke fun at Rishi Sunak’s size as they squabbled over a senior minister’s tax affairs at the Prime Minister’s Questions today.

The Labor leader delivered a low blow to the Prime Minister in an exchange about Nadhim Zahawi, who was absent from the House of Commons showpiece over questions about a seven-figure sum he had to pay to HMRC.

After the Tory leader decided to stay away from the Commons chamber, Mr Sunak admitted he had decided to launch a standard inquiry after “more information” about his multimillion-pound tax scheme came to light.

The Labor leader branded him “hopelessly weak” and made a thinly veiled jibe about the Prime Minister’s stature, who is 5ft 6 tall.

“We all know why the Prime Minister was reluctant to ask his party leader questions about family finances and tax avoidance,” said Sir Keir, who is believed to be 5ft 8 tall.

“But his failure to sack him when the whole country can see what’s going on shows how hopelessly weak he is – a Prime Minister who oversees the chaos and is overwhelmed at every turn.

“He can’t say when ambulances will come back to heart attack victims. He cannot say when the prison system will make the streets safe again. He can’t even deal with tax dodgers in his own cabinet.

“Is he starting to wonder if this job is just too big for him?”

A spokesman for the Labor leader later denied it was a jibe at its peak.

The Labor leader delivered a low blow to the Prime Minister in an exchange about Nadhim Zahawi, who was absent from the House of Commons showpiece over questions about a seven-figure sum he had to pay to HMRC.

Mr Zahawi has insisted he has no intention of quitting and welcomed the prospect of an investigation by the Prime Minister’s independent adviser

Mr Sunak, who is 5ft 6, with former Treasury Secretary Simon Clarke in 2020

After Sir Keir’s attack, Mr Sunak countered: “The difference between him and me is that I stand by my values ​​and my principles even when it’s difficult.

“When I fundamentally disagreed with the previous prime minister, I resigned from the government.

“But he sat next to the Islington North member (Jeremy Corbyn) for four long years – when anti-Semitism was rampant, when his predecessor sided with our opponents.

‘That’s weak, Mr Speaker. He has no principles and only petty politics.’

SNP Westminster leader Stephen Flynn said the issue of Mr Zahawi’s tax affairs was “now a matter of the Prime Minister’s own integrity and accountability”.

He said: “May I ask the Prime Minister what advice he would give to people who want to protect their personal finances? Should they seek out a future BBC chairman to secure an £800,000 loan?

“Should they set up a trust in Gibraltar and hope HMRC just doesn’t notice? Or should they do like others and just apply for Non-Dom status?’

Mr Sunak replied: “I am proud of the achievements of this government in supporting the most vulnerable in our society.

“Just this winter we’ve helped all families – £900 on their energy bills, raised the National Living Wage to a record level and made sure our pensioners get the support they need. This government is doing this to ensure financial security in this country.’

Mr Flynn added: “Let’s be clear on this, this is now a matter of the Prime Minister’s own integrity and accountability.

“Is it no wonder that the people of Scotland might just see the Tory party as a bunch of scoundrels?”

Mr Sunak replied: “What I advocate is due due process, that’s why we have an independent advisor. It is right for the independent advisor to conduct their investigation – that’s how we ensure accountability and that’s what I will deliver.”

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