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Beergate: Durham Police say they will investigate claims he broke lockdown rules

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Posted: 07/05/22 - 00:45
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Sir Keir Starmer has insisted there was "no party" and he is "confident no rules were broken" after police said they would investigate claims he broke lockdown rules while drinking with colleagues.

Speaking to reporters after Labour made gains in the local elections, the leader of the opposition said: "As I've explained a number of times, we were working in the office, we stopped for something to eat - no party, no breach of the rules.

"The police obviously have got their job to do, we should let them get on with it.

"But I'm confident that no rules were broken.

"Meanwhile, we've had a really good set of results today."

The Labour leader has come under pressure since footage emerged of him drinking a beer and having curry with colleagues in Durham during campaigning for the Hartlepool by-election in April 2021

I Call Bull: This is absolute bull, sure the Police have a job to do but this is nothing more than political mudslinging that the Tories are using as a distraction from their own proven lawbreaking.
I'm calling this right here, right now that no charges or fines will be levelled at Sir Keir Starmer.

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Good news and Starmer has given himself no other option than to go if he is fined.

Besides if this was mudslinging wouldn't it have been announced BEFORE the local elections?
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That's the same party (oops meeting) that Rayner wasn't at either... but then was https://bit.ly/3vFTyVb
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Who knows, and more to the point who believes a word that he says anyway?