British Labor leader clears office beer blockade rule violation

British Labor leader Sir Kiel Starmer was admitted to violate COVID-19 blockade rules after being filmed drinking beer in the office.

Starmer is drinking at the office of Labor Party member Mary Foy in Durham on April 30, 2021, when CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus regulations banned indoor socializing in the United Kingdom. Was taken.

However, he denied breaking the rules, saying he was working on a campaign for the May local elections and the Hartlepool parliamentary by-elections.

Durham police said on Monday that they do not believe the crime was committed.

A spokesman for the unit said: “Durham Police reviewed the video footage recorded in Durham on April 30, 2021.

“We do not believe that any crimes have occurred in connection with the laws and guidance in force at that time, so we will not take any further action on this issue.”

When the video first appeared in January, Starmer explained that he was busy with the campaign just days before the May elections.

“I was traveling around the country with my team. We were in the office, working in the office, stopping by for takeaway and then continuing to work. That’s long and short.” He told LBC Radio on January 17th.

He said, “If you didn’t get a takeaway, our team would eat that night,” because the restaurant and pub weren’t open and the hotel where he and his colleagues were staying didn’t serve food. I didn’t. “

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will leave 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly Prime Minister’s Question at the House of Commons in London on February 2, 2022. (Dunky Wood / Getty Images)

Labor leaders told Prime Minister Boris Johnson a series of harmful parties and others at 10 Downing Street’s official residence and other government departments in Whitehall in the midst of a COVID-19 pandemic. I am asking you to resign after the rally. It violates the lockdown rules created by the government itself.

Some conservative politicians quoted Starmer’s picture of drinking beer as evidence of Labor hypocrisy and asked Labor leaders to apologize.

However, Starmer claimed that he “did nothing wrong.”

“We didn’t violate the rules. We were working in the office and stopped by for takeaway,” he told LBC.

PA Media contributed to this report.

Alexander Chan