Is time running out for ‘evasion’ politicians like Nadhim Zahawi?

Last Updated: May 5, 2021By Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Nadhim Zahawi: this is from 2016, but relevant to today, when he appeared on TV to defend prime minister Boris Johnson’s weird financial arrangements in the run-up to local elections.

Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi was on ‘morning media junket’ duty today (May 5) and duly toured the studios showing us how the BBC toes the Tory line rather than doing anything useful.

He made a big thing of the possibility that everybody over 50 could have a third Covid-19 vaccine injection by the autumn (I’m still waiting for my second, although I know autumn is still a long way away), but became the world’s biggest ignoramus when asked about anything else, such as Boris Johnson’s weird finances.

The performances – or rather,  the public reaction to them – suggested more than he wanted, though:

They suggested that time is running out for this kind of evasion. People are wise to it and, through the social media, we are making other people wise to it too.

Consider the following. Here’s how he started out:

And here’s the commentary on it:

Notice that Zahawi had an easy ride on the BBC in comparison with elsewhere:

Ultimately, all the minister achieved was to get people to examine his own record – and it was found wanting:

So it seems the game has been given away and Zahawi’s selfish politics is on the way out.

Or is it?

The only reliable yardstick of public opinion is the result of an election, and we have a huge series of polls across the UK tomorrow (May 6).

On the basis of what they have done, the Conservatives should go down like the proverbial lead balloon.

But will they?

Or are there still enough drones out there – who will vote for them no matter how corrupt they prove to be – to see them through?

I fear the latter. The BBC has to be preaching to someone, after all – and it has the lion’s share of the news audience.

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  1. disabledgrandad May 5, 2021 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Just Tory propaganda with zero journalism being done as normal. This gaslighting is why I ignore most TV channels. Especially the Tory BBC and vile ITV networks only Channel 4 even tries to be a honest broker and then you can spot the Tory sympathisers on staff for the easy ride they give their chosen side.

    How can you spend time training to be a journalist and then get to the big league and realise your just a tool of the Tory party how soul destroying is that?

  2. Dez May 5, 2021 at 3:07 pm - Reply

    Wow some interesting background noise. When he first came on the vacc scene, as the chosen one, I found I had an instant dislike to him even though he came bearing verbal gifts of no vaccine passports. Having seen now, from your collection of various quotes, another side to his personality and it confirms my dislike for him so thanks for that. I guess him being the vacc chosen one now falls into place and his original signature call for no vacc passports has disappeared into the ether.

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