Nadhim Zahawi claimed not to know whether Jeremy Corbyn would have the rich shot – 7 stunned responses
We wouldn’t be surprised to discover that the Tories have been briefed to try and do the worst possible thing for their electoral chances, working on the premise that what worked for Trump will work for Britain Trump. Certainly, the insult to the Grenfell victims, doubling down on that insult, the couching of Corbyn as a Stalinist, doctoring a video of Keir Starmer and being empty chaired by Kay Burley were all a pretty catastrophic start, then along came Nadhim Zahawi …
.@afneil asks Nadhim Zahawi if Jeremy Corbyn really wants to have rich people ‘shot’?
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) November 6, 2019
For the reference of any of the hundreds of Conservative candidates who are doubtless reading this for tips, the answer to whether your opponents want to have rich people shot is “No.” Every. Single. Time.
The clip picked up thousands of views, and almost as many incredulous reactions. These were the best we saw.
Jacob Rees-Mogg: “I’ve just said the most stupid thing”
Andrew Bridgen: “Really? Hold my sherry!”
James Cleverly: “Actually, allow me!’
Nadhim Zahawi: “Coming through!” https://t.co/EgFF4oegmU
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) November 6, 2019
Against all odds, Nadhim Zahawi proves that it is possible to make ourselves look like even bigger twats today, as he tells Andrew Neil that he doesn't know whether Jeremy Corbyn might have rich people shot.
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) November 6, 2019
.@afneil asks Nadhim Zahawi if Corbyn really wants to have rich people ‘shot’?
— I Am Incorrorgible FCA (@ImIncorrigible) November 6, 2019
Nadhim Zahawi carrying this week's trend of Tories making themselves look rather stupid.
I wonder whose turn it will be tomorrow? Saying that, there's still over 4 hours of today left yet. https://t.co/9nRs998lZw
— Kev Mullins #VoteLabour #GTTO #JC4PM2019 🌹 (@Kevyla) November 6, 2019
Oh dear god, they're still hitting themselves. https://t.co/xS2j7WvMfK
— Richard Seymour (@leninology) November 6, 2019
Watching Andrew Neil take a big ol’ club to bombastic rhetoric is an unexpectedly soothing pre-bed time watch https://t.co/51IrCxwgHv
— Vinay Patel (@VinayPatel) November 6, 2019
Jfc, this is insane even by the standards of British Toryism https://t.co/2eYW5IWwz1
— Luke Savage (@LukewSavage) November 6, 2019
If you’ve ever wondered what cognitive dissonance looks like in action, your wait is over, as this is Nadine Dorries’ assessment of the interview.
Never easy interview with @afneil Survival is the goal. Nadhim Zahawi did very well tonight.
I fear broadcasters are in danger of turning viewers/voters off if they continue with the aggressive/depressive tone we’ve seen so far. Vast majority don’t live in Westminster bubble
— Nadine Dorries 🇬🇧 (@NadineDorries) November 6, 2019
“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”
Source: BBC, Twitter, Image: BBC, Twitter