The Sun says LABOUR leader Sir Keir Starmer has been sent a formal questionnaire from cops over his Durham curry knees up.
The Metro says Sir Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner have received questionnaires from Durham Constabulary over a potential breach of lockdown rules.
‘I will resign if fined over Beergate,’ says Keir Starmer and Angela Rayner says she’ll quit too.
Beergate: Keir Starmer pledges to resign if he is fined – a look at how the media reacted to the announcement from Starmer and Rayner.
Keir Starmer is accused of piling pressure on police with threat to quit if he’s fined over Beergate
The Daily Mail accuses Sir Keir of putting pressure on detectives who now know that their decisions could decapitate the official opposition.
The Sun describes the Labour leader’s announcement as a desperate and outrageous attempt to strong-arm police into clearing him.
The Daily Mirror contrasts his move with the prime minister’s refusal to go after he was fined. “This is what honour looks like, Mr Johnson” is the paper’s headline.
The Metro says Sir Keir Starmer has put his leadership on the line and pledged to resign if he is fined over a beer and curry meeting during lockdown.
The Guardian says detectives investigating Keir Starmer’s alleged breach of lockdown rules are considering interviewing the Labour leader face to face, with his Beergate agony likely to last at least a month before a decision on a fine is made.
The Metro says Keir Starmer has pulled out of a keynote speech today as pressure mounts over the ‘beergate’ scandal.
Beergate: Sir Keir Starmer pulls out of keynote speech as pressure mounts over claims he broke COVID rules
Sky News says Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has pulled out of a keynote speech he is due to give today – as pressure mounts on him over so-called ‘beergate’ claims.