Zahawi says Tories should be 'on opposite side of argument' to Alastair ...
Alastair Campbell has labelled Nadhim Zahawi a “weirdo” for bringing him up and having a go at him in a TV interview.
The brand new Chancellor of the Exchequer, as of yesterday, appeared on Sky News this morning in an interview with presenter Kay Burley to speak about recent events that have unfolded overnight, including the resignation of Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Sajid Javid.
Zahawi criticised people who are “egging” the Tory party on to become more divided and used the former spokesman for Prime Minister Tony Blair as an example.
Campbell has been a vocal critic of the Conservative party and its leadership.
Zahawi said: “The people, by the way, who are egging us on to divide and to turn on one another, are people like Alastair Campbell, and wherever Alastair Campbell is you want to be on the opposite side of the argument, in my view.”
Responding to a clip of his comments that was posted on Twitter, Campbell replied, writing: “Weirdo.”
But, Zahawi’s criticism of Campbell didn’t end there, as he repeated it in almost exactly the same words in another interview on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.
\u201cNadhim Zahawi name checks Alastair Campbell on #r4today\n\nNick Robinson - "Mr Zahawi we're talking about the resignation of senior Tories, it's frankly insulting for you to suggest that this is a crisis created by your political opponents"\u201d
In response to the constant name-checking, Campbell tweeted: “BREAKING NEWS … I have moved out of my home in North London. Now living rent free inside the head of the new Chancellor of the Exchequer @nadhimzahawi.”
\u201cBREAKING NEWS \u2026 I have moved out of my home in North London. Now living rent free inside the head of the new Chancellor of the Exchequer @nadhimzahawi\u201d