‘We did nothing wrong’: Sir Keir Starmer refuses to apologise over lockdown beer photo

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Sir Keir Starmer has refused to apologise over a picture of him having drinks with Labour staff in May 2021, as he insisted: “We did nothing wrong.”

At the time, indoor mixing between different households was prohibited except in work scenarios.

Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, was among senior Conservatives who called for Sir Keir to apologise in light of his own criticisms of Mr Johnson.

But speaking to LBC, Sir Keir said: “I think it’s very straightforward. It was a very busy time; it was three or four days before the local elections. We were working in the office, and a takeaway turned up and we stopped and we ate it.

“Honestly, you know, two parties the night before Prince Philip’s funeral with suitcases of wine. We didn’t break any rules, we were working in the office.

“I understand what’s going on here which is exactly what happened with Owen Paterson, there comes a time when the Tories try to take everyone into the gutter with them. We did nothing wrong.”

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