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Sir Keir Starmer ready to resign if fined over 'beergate' for breaking COVID rules

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has in a gentleman's agreement put forward his step aside if he is  published a certain punishment announcement  for disrupting.COVID protocols.

Sir Keir has come under pressure and stress over an incident in Durham in April 2021 with party co worker when he was videotaped having a drink and a takeout curry as ordered.

Durham Police is now fact finding the so-called "beergate" incident but the Labour leader said nitpickers were "just trying to feed cynicism to get the public to believe all politicians are the same".

Sir Keir, who has been a ferocious nitpicker of Boris Johnson's regulation disrupting  in Downing Street, said he was "absolutely clear that no laws were broken" in his incident.

Labour's deputy leader Angela Rather, who was at the occasion tòo, also said no protocols were broken and made look alike gentleman's agreement  that she would leave office if penalised.

At the time, COVID protocols prohibited family  household blending indoors, apart from working.

Streeting insists there is no need for the labour leader to resign.

Over the weekend a tickled  memorandu acquired by the Mail on Sunday disclosed that the meal was calculated , in difference  to Labour's previous allegation that it was a  the night as "nowhere served food".

On Monday, Sir Keir get out of a scheduled think-tank occasion  pressure increased.

But in a hurriedly-arranged news briefing later that day, the Labour leader accepted to face broadcast journalists to answer increasing rhetorical questions about how he might answer if discovered  to have violated the law.

In a declaration, he desired to draw a contrast between his seat and that of Boris Johnson, who has by the time mentioned gotten  a long term amercement remark after a Met Police examination into professed lockdown infractions in Downing Street and Whitehall in 2020 and 2021.

That examination, in which more than 50 mulct have already been punlished, is ongoing.

Sir Keir said: "I believe in honour, integrity and the principle that those who make the laws must follow them.

"I believe that politicians who undermine that principle undermine trust in politics, undermine democracy, undermine Britain.

"I am absolutely clear that no laws were broken - they were followed at all times.

"I simply had something to eat while working late in the evening as any politician would do days before an election.

"The prime minister has chosen not to resign, notwithstanding that, not only has he broken the law that he made, but 50 fines being imposed in relation to the workplace that he is responsible for.

"That is his choice. But it's very important that the public don't think that all politicians are the same and that is why I have set out my position in terms of honour and integrity."

The COVID-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK crusade group, which has been crucial of the government's pandemic blueprints, tweeted: "This is the right decision by Keir Starmer and in contrast to Boris Johnson, shows integrity, decency and respect to the bereaved."

Durham's police and crime commissioner Joy Allen said she was self assured  that police "will carry out the investigation meticulously and with complete impartiality, without fear or favour".

Education minister Michelle Donelan informed Sky News on Monday that, if Sir Keir is mulcted, it was decisiveness for him as to even if he should resign.

But she added: "What my constituents are saying is that this whole thing smacks of sheer hypocrisy.

"He has got to search his soul after making this a top priority for the last few months at the expense of key issues like the rising cost of living."

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