Labour insiders say Starmer is trying to fool public – Cummings broke law but wasn’t fined either
Keir Starmer is holding a press conference at 4pm at which he is expected to say he will step down if fined by Durham Police for the lockdown ‘beergate’ scandal.
Because it seems that Durham Police don’t issue Covid fines – then-Tory aide Dominic Cummings was found to have broken lockdown laws during his notorious Barnard Castle trip, but was not fined even then.
Which makes Starmer’s offer to resign if fined just a big weasel dodge to fool the public and buy him breathing space.
Any offer to resign must be based on being found to have broken the ‘rules’, as Starmer now calls them, to have any meaning – not on the specific of being fined for breaking the law.
Update: Starmer’s press office comments have proven Skwawkbox’s exclusive is correct. Read more here.
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