Labour claims it has proof that employees remained at work after eating a takeaway at an event that is being investigated for a possible lockdown breach.
Durham police are looking into accusations that during an electoral visit, the Labour leader ate curry and drank beer at an MP’s office.
Sir Keir has stated that if he is penalised for the claims, he will quit.
The Labour Party is sure that the April gathering was permissible under laws that allowed work gatherings, claiming that those who attended were working late on the Hartlepool by-election campaign.
The party has accumulated time-stamped logs from WhatsApp conversations, documents, and video edits, according to the Guardian, which shows work continued after the takeaway food was delivered.
Sir keir repeatedly stated in a statement on Monday that no laws had been broken, attempting to contrast his position with Boris Johnson’s, who refused to resign after being fined by the Metropolitan Police for his birthday celebration at No 10 Downing Street in June 2020.
Following his repeated calls for Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor Rishi Sunak to resign after it was discovered that they had broken the law, Labour leader Ed Miliband has come under increasing pressure to clarify his position, with the Conservatives accusing him of “rank double standards.”
Sir Keir was accused of “trying to coerce the police into clearing him” by warning that a fine would be the end of his leadership, according to Culture Minister Chris Philp.
In a video taken on April 30, 2021, in the constituency office of City of Durham MP May Foy, Sir Keir is seen enjoying a bottle of beer while colleagues in the background eat.
Indoor gatherings were prohibited by the COVID regulations of England at the time, except for “work purposes.”
Questions were raised over whether the Labour leader has left himself a backdoor if police suspect him of breaking COVID rules but do not issue a fine.
When Durham Police examined the PM’s former adviser, Dominic Cummings, for driving to Barnard Castle during the initial COVID lockdown, they came to the same conclusion.