'House of cards': Advisers question new chancellor's prospects

Zahawi replaces Sunak

Ayesha Venkataraman
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Advisers were largely unsure of economic impact of Nadhim Zahawi’s appointment to the role of Chancellor of the Exchequer given the evolving nature of the situation, but many questioned how long he would survive should Boris Johnson be ousted from Number 10.

Zahawi, the former education secretary, takes over from Rishi Sunak after his shock exit from government last night over the PM's handling of the Chris Pincher affair. Pincher is facing allegations of sexual misconduct while working as deputy chief whip. Earlier today, the City minister and economic secretary to the Treasury John Glen also resigned from PM Boris Johnson's government citing "a complete lack of confidence" in his leadership.  New chancellor Zahawi can only hope to 'steady the ship' Many advisers called into question the reasons for his appointment. "I guess my respon...

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