Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid re-uses video from failed 2019 bid
Here’s one I made earlier! Tory leadership hopeful Sajid Javid re-uses video from his failed bid to become Prime Minister three years ago
- Sajid Javid re-released video first published as part of failed 2019 leadership bid
- In the clip, the ex-health secretary gives glimpse at home life with four children
- Swiped at Sunak: ‘I don’t have a fancy new video. So here’s one I made earlier’
- And appeared to dig at wealthy rivals: ‘Final two should be open about tax affairs’
Sajid Javid furthered his leadership bid last night, saying ‘better days lie ahead’ in a republished campaign video from three years ago.
The former health secretary pledged to ‘unite the country’ as he moved to position himself among the favourites to replace Boris Johnson as prime minister.
The video, first published as part of his failed leadership bid in 2019, gave a glimpse into life at home with his wife, four children and his dog Bailey.
Mr Javid purposefully posted the same clip used in his failed 2019 Tory leadership campaign
He cheekily wrote: ‘I don’t have a fancy new video. So here’s one I made earlier’
Mr Javid, who was brought up in Bristol, also spoke about the influence of his ‘workaholic’ parents who owned a clothing shop.
Speaking of the ‘value of hard work’, he said they encouraged him to work in international business before entering politics.
In a swipe at Rishi Sunak, who released a high-quality campaign video last week, Mr Javid tweeted: ‘I don’t have a fancy new video. So here’s one I made earlier’.
The Javids’ adorable dog Bailey has a starring role in the clip made three years ago
It came as Mr Javid called on leadership candidates to be ‘open’ about their tax affairs if they wanted to become PM.
In an apparent dig at his wealthier rivals – including new Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi – he told the BBC: ‘I have no issue with transparency. I think if I get in the final two, the final two candidates should be quite open about their tax affairs.’
The former banker said he had been a ‘non dom’ for several years – meaning he didn’t pay UK tax on overseas earnings – but added that he had never been investigated over his tax affairs.
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