Tory MP has called on Keir Starmer to apologise to Boris Johnson for his “clear Partygate hypocrisy.” 

When asked by the Express whether Sir Keir should retire if he is fined for breaking COVID rules, Conservative MP Peter Bone said, “I don’t think so.”

After Keir Starmer said he would resign if it was found he broke lockdown rules, Tory MP Peter Bone stated, instead, Sir Keir should “apologise to Boris Johnson” for asking for his resignation while knowing he had beers with colleagues during lockdown. 

Sir Keir is being looked into because there were pictures of him and his coworkers drinking beer during a lockdown, which is against the rules.

As it relates to the claimed infraction, Mr Bone stated: “I don’t think [Sir Keir] should resign if he got a fixed penalty notice.”

“I think if he gets a fixed penalty notice he should apologise and carry on, that’s my view.”

“Does that mean that whenever anyone gets a fixed penalty notice they have to resign, like for speeding or overstaying in car parking? It just doesn’t make sense to me.”

He added: “Where he was wrong of course was calling on the Prime Minister to resign, particularly the chancellor, who turned up for a meeting and because of birthday cake he got a penalty.”

“It’s obviously hypocrisy, that’s for sure.”

“I think he should apologise to Boris Johnson and all the other things for what he’s been saying.”

In the wake of the Partygate incident, Keir Starmer called on Mr Johnson to resign repeatedly.

He is said to have broken lockdown rules at Durham Miners’ Hall, where he was campaigning for the Hartlepool by-election.

In the constituency office of Mary Foy MP, Sir Keir and his crew had curry and beer.

A spokesperson for Labour has claimed that the event was lawful as a business meeting and that it cannot be compared to the lockdown parties conducted in Downing Street.

The Guardian says that the party is putting together a file of proof to show that Sir Keir worked legally until the early hours of the morning on the night he was seen drinking with colleagues during lockdown.

According to a party insider, “We have been totally clear that no rules were broken.”

“We will provide documentary evidence that people were working before and after stopping to have food.”

Sir Keir responded to the claims by saying: “The idea that I would casually break the rules is wrong.”

“I don’t think those who are accusing me of it believe it themselves.”

“They are trying to say all politicians are the same.”

At the Labour Party’s national headquarters, he also said: “If the police decide to issue me with a FPN, I would of course do the right thing and step down.”

“The British public deserve politicians who think the rules apply to them.”