‘I will resign if fined over Beergate,’ says Keir Starmer – the reaction!

‘I will resign if fined over Beergate,’ says Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner says she'll quit too.

'I will resign if fined over Beergate', says Keir Starmer

What is happening?

What are the facts?

Perspective
  • Last year The Sun published a picture of Keir Starmer drinking beer with Labour workers in a party office in Durham 
  • It was a minor Tory attack line until recently – when Durham police decided to reipen the investigation into whether Starmer broke Covid lockdown rules. 
  • Labour maintain no rules were broken and ‘Beergate’ is not equivalent to ‘Partygate’
  • Keir Starmer and deputy Labour leader Angela Rayner announced they will both step down if they are found to have breached Covid rules of the time – and are issued with a fine. 
  • The left-leaning papers claim Starmer’s pledge is the right thing to do if he is fined, right-wing claim the announcement is a ploy to pressure police into dropping the investigation. 
  • Most papers and media coverage agree the announcement is a ‘gambling’ of his political career. 

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