Former Labour leader on his predecessor’s lockdown-breaching ‘beergate’ party
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has spoken out on the police investigation into Keir Starmer’s beer gathering during lockdown – a gathering the party lied about until it was forced to u-turn by photographic evidence, claiming it had made a ‘mistake’. Keir Starmer has denied breaking any ‘rules’ – interestingly, he correctly called them ‘laws’ when calling for Boris Johnson’s resignation.
Starmer called for Johnson to resign merely over the fact that police were investigating Johnson’s own lockdown activities – and now even some of the media usually friendly to Starmer are saying that by his own standards he should already have resigned. Unsurprisingly Starmer has abandoned that principle and has his drones out talking to the media about waiting for the outcome of the Durham police investigation.
But some Labour MPs are refusing to embarrass themselves defending the ‘indefensible’.
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