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Labour challenges Nadhim Zahawi over tax and £26m business loan

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The shadow treasury minister, Pat McFadden, has written to Nadhim Zahawi, challenging him to provide more clarity about his tax and financial affairs. Since becoming chancellor after Rishi Sunak resigned earlier this ...

Zahawi urged to explain source of £26m mystery loans

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The chancellor Nadhim Zahawi is under pressure to explain the source of £26m of unsecured loans reported by his family property firm in 2018 as he faces questions over his tax affairs. The millions of pounds of loans ...

Nadhim Zahawi: is new chancellor going to change direction on economy?

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Should he remain in the job for longer than some political commentators expect, Nadhim Zahawi faces a balancing act as chancellor. He must walk the line between doing what it takes to prevent the political implosion o...

Nadhim Zahawi makes U-turn on schools bill after criticism

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Ministers have announced a U-turn on key elements of the government’s schools bill, scrapping or amending clauses that would have given the Department for Education (DfE) greater control over “virtually every aspect” ...

Nadhim Zahawi: axing Larkin and Owen poems for GCSE is cultural vandalism

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Shelley said “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”, but politicians may be more powerful after the education secretary attacked the removal of poems by Philip Larkin and Wilfred Owen from a GCSE cour...

Dear Nadhim Zahawi, do you think curbs on university entrance will be levelling up?

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When we look into the fish bowl of politics, it’s hard for us on the outside to see where policy comes from. I read articles that describe new proposals coming from the Department for Education, but have no real idea ...

Nadhim Zahawi refuses to say who called Boris Johnson meeting with Sue Gray

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The UK education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has repeatedly refused to say who organised a meeting between Boris Johnson and the top civil servant Sue Gray, as Westminster awaits her report into Downing Street lockdown ...

The Guardian view on the school divide: Zahawi fails a test

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The stark division between British private and state schools is widely recognised by many of those in the centre, as well as on the left of politics, as perpetuating a centuries-old class system. Over recent decades, ...

Zahawi rejects idea Oxbridge should ‘tilt system’ to accept more state pupils

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The education secretary has pushed back against the idea elite universities such as Oxford and Cambridge should “tilt the system” to accept more pupils from state schools. Nadhim Zahawi said admissions should be based...

Dear Nadhim Zahawi, teaching empathy is difficult while Tory scandals pile up

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I was in a secondary school last week, asked in to talk about how books and writing help with developing a sense of empathy. Before the session, I went through my books looking for pieces that might suggest to the stu...

Nadhim Zahawi warns of ‘systemic antisemitism’ within NUS

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Nadhim Zahawi, the education secretary, said he was worried by allegations of “systemic antisemitism” within the National Union of Students, telling MPs that the government may sever links with the organisation unless...

Sunak planning further help with cost of living, Zahawi suggests

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Rishi Sunak is planning further help with the cost of living, the UK education secretary, Nadhim Zahawi, has said, adding that it would “irresponsible for me to say ‘job done’” days after the spring statement. Zahawi’...

Zahawi denies government is launching policy push to save Boris Johnson

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Nadhim Zahawi has denied the government is rushing out a series of policy ideas in an attempt to save Boris Johnson, arguing that the prime minister is safe in his job despite a string of Downing Street parties during...

Nadhim Zahawi wants UK to be leader in move from ‘pandemic to endemic’ Covid

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A senior cabinet minister has called for the UK to show the rest of the world how to move from “pandemic to endemic” Covid, as he suggested it would be helpful to cut the isolation period to five days to ease workforc...

Dear Nadhim Zahawi, please sort out Ofsted’s lack of humanity. There’s no excuse

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As you preside over the bewildering and nonsensical inconsistency of mask-wearing in schools, I thought I might distract you with another matter of great importance: the behaviour of Ofsted inspectors. As all of us in...

Zahawi rejects exclusion zones to keep Covid anti-vaxxers away from schools

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Nadhim Zahawi has rejected calls for the introduction of exclusion zones to keep anti-vaccine protesters away from schools, saying he would prefer the police to deal with the problem. The education secretary told LBC ...

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