Meeting where Evans and others were ‘carrying on like there wasn’t a pandemic going on outside” took place less than six weeks after ‘beergate’ gathering in Durham
Keir Starmer and his regime have been hit by another lockdown-breach scandal after details were leaked of a meeting not even six weeks after the now-notorious ‘beergate’ gathering in Durham, according to a report in Politico.
The meeting on 10 June last year, to discuss the sacking of staff and other ‘restructuring’ under the non-satirical heading of ‘Organise to win’, took place at Labour’s ‘Southside’ HQ and involved at least fifteen people including David Evans and senior members of Starmer’s ‘LOTO’ (leader of the opposition’ team.
At the time, the government required staff to work from home wherever possible but this was ignored despite staff raising concerns about the meeting breaking lockdown laws then in force, with one staffer stating:
It was bizarre how they were carrying on like there wasn’t a pandemic going on outside,” the person said. “They all seemed as clueless and indifferent as those pictured in the Downing Street parties, and just seemed like failing to practise what they preach.
Staff also reported that no sanitisation measures were taken and stickers marking out supposedly safe working distances were ignored. Starmer is under investigation by Durham police and has tried to head off negative publicity by claiming he’ll resign if fined, but this has been exposed as a scam – the force does not issue fines for old lockdown offences, even if Starmer is found to have broken the law.
The party has claimed no rules were broken in the Southside meeting, but this could well end up being another Labour event investigated by police.
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