Keir Starmer’s pledge to resign could force police to drop party probe
The Sun describes the Labour leader’s announcement as a desperate and outrageous attempt to strong-arm police into clearing him.
The Sun says LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer yesterday vowed to quit if fined for Currygate — leaving his fate in Durham police’s hands.
Cornered Sir Keir was forced to say he would step down after calling for Boris Johnson to resign simply for being investigated by the cops.
But allies boasted it could see police not take action for fear of being seen to oust the Opposition chief.
Government minister Chris Philp suggested Sir Keir could be “attempting to pressure the police into clearing him” and called the move “deeply inappropriate”.
After days of trying to play down his lockdown beer and curry night, Sir Keir took the high stakes gamble to try and save his job.
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