Starmer to be investigated by Durham Police.

According to the Telegraph, Sir Keir Starmer will be investigated by Durham Police over the ‘beergate’ claims.

When he and colleagues drank beer and ate a takeout curry in April 2021, when most indoor social gatherings were forbidden, Durham Constabulary stated they didn’t think the Labour leader had broken any coronavirus restrictions.

However, after days of rising criticism and repeated doubts about Sir Keir’s account of events, the police is expected to declare that it will now conduct a complete investigation into the charges.

On the night of April 30 last year, in the run-up to the Hartlepool by-election, Sir Keir was seen drinking a bottle of beer with colleagues in the Durham office of Mary Foy, the local Labour MP.

It was eventually revealed that they had received a huge take-out curry order, with as many as 30 individuals perhaps present.

Because it was an eating event at a work, Sir Keir argued it was not a violation of the requirements.