As Skwawkbox exclusively revealed, right-winger’s offer to step down ‘if fined’ is a weasel con – because Durham police do not issue fines for old offences. Now parting comment at press conference called to perpetrate the scam confirms
Keir Starmer’s offer to resign if he receives a fine for his Durham ‘beergate’ lockdown breach is a con – and his own words at his press conference this evening have given the game away and confirmed Skwawkbox’s earlier exclusive.
As Starmer was leaving the conference, Sky’s Beth Rigby asked what he would do if he was found to have broken the law but is not fined – and Starmer replied that the penalty for a breach is a fine, making it clear that as far as he’s concerned, no fine means no breach means no resignation:
Dominic Cummings broke lockdown laws by driving sixty miles to Barnard Castle and back while infected with Covid and was not fined – because Durham police force has a policy of not issuing ‘retrospective’ fines for ‘old’ breaches, even though by definition every breach is a past event. So even if they find Starmer broke the law, he has no intention of stepping down as long as the policy holds and they don’t fine him.
Starmer’s supposed show of integrity is nothing more than a calculated, cynical manoeuvre to scam the people of this country into believing he’s any different to Boris Johnson and to get the press off his back.
This con deserves to backfire on him no less than Labour’s original lies about his beer event in Durham.
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