MP Nick Boles is trending on Twitter this morning following an interview on air with BBC journalist Charlie Stayt.
Mr Boles, business minister, was relentlessly questioned on BBC Breakfast about the way Prime Minister David Cameron handled the news that he had a profitable stake in an offshore investment fund belonging to his late father. He sold it for around £30,000 before he became Prime Minister.
Mr Stayt pressed on about the fact that Mr Cameron failed for several days to admit his involvement, following the leak of millions of confidential documents, from Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca and dubbed the Panama Papers, which gave offshore tax affair details of thousands of people worldwide.
Mr Boles avoided directly answering questions regarding Mr Cameron’s failure to admit his involvement straight away, and instead said his actions were down to protecting the reputation of his father “who is not here to be able to defend himself” before stressing that the Prime Minister had paid the UK tax due on the offshore investment.