Keir Starmer has been plunged into a full-scale leadership crisis after The Mail on Sunday obtained a secret Labour Party document which appears to shatter his version of events over ‘Beergate’.
An operational note drawn up ahead of Sir Keir’s notorious visit to Durham, where he was filmed enjoying a late-night beer with activists, reveals the gathering had been planned in advance.
The bombshell document, marked ‘private and confidential’, also calls into serious doubt Sir Keir’s claim that he returned to work after the beers and takeaway curries.
After the entry recording the ‘dinner in Miners Hall’ – which includes a note to ‘arrange takeaway from Spice Lounge’, a local curry house – the document simply says: ‘End of visit.’
Now a witness present at the gathering is reportedly set to tell Durham Constabulary – which announced on Friday it was opening a fresh investigation into the event on April 30 last year, which took place when indoor socialising was illegal – that the event did indeed break rules at the time.
Referencing the meet-up with Durham MP Mary Foy and her staff, the source told the times the group ‘were not working and I have not got a problem telling that to the police.
‘They were just getting p****d. They were just there for a jolly. It’s not something that I am prepared to defend.’
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