'Not what people want in a PM!' BBC's Warhurst puts Zahawi on spot over leadership U-turn

“And that is what he asked me to do, like when he asked me to become Minister for Vaccine Deployment, or Education Secretary when you are asked to serve, you put yourself forward, and you serve the country.

“For me, the country that has given me everything, but by the afternoon on Wednesday, it became obvious to me that we couldn’t continue to have a functional government, so I went to see the Prime Minister as I wrote in the letter the next morning.

“To explain to him why I thought it was no longer tenable, he went to bed and wanted us to carry on and keep going, but it was obvious to me we couldn’t keep going.”

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