New disclosure increases pressure on British Labor leader

This content was published on May 08, 2022 – 10:11

London, May 8 (EFE). New testimonies revealed on Sunday have increased pressure on Labor leader Keir Starmer, who is being investigated by police for allegedly violating anti-virus rules in 2021.

The Mail on Sunday newspaper reported that Starmer’s agenda for an election visit to Hull (Northern England) in April last year included a dinner with his aides at the end of the day, which could have violated the ban on social meetings at that the time. the time.

Although photos of Starmer with a beer at that event have been known for months, it’s only in recent weeks that the case, known in the press as “Beergate,” has turned against him.

The opposition leader has repeatedly called for the resignation of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has been specifically fined for violating anti-Wideed regulations at a birthday party in his Downing Street offices.

Conservatives are now trying to use the police investigation against Starmer to accuse him of using “double standards” to judge his actions and those of the CEO.

Deputy Prime Minister Dominic Raab said today on “Sky News” that Starmer is a complete hypocrite.

According to the document revealed by the Mail on Sunday – the government-related newspaper that brings the matter to its front page every day – the dinner in which Indian food was ordered at home put an end to the day, against the version defended by the Labor Party that it It was just a “pause” in the middle of his work.

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The main opposition party remains convinced that the police investigation will not result in a fine, unlike what happened with Johnson.

However, the first voices within the squad calling for Starmer to resign if he is finally punished for his participation in the meeting have already been heard, as a sign of “cohesion”.

Labor MP Diane Abbott said that if the party leader was fined “he should reconsider his position”. EFE

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