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The Labour leader will make a televised statement at 4pm to address his critics after Durham Constabulary launched an investigation into allegations he broke lockdown rules in April 2021.
Sir Keir has found himself dodging journalists’ questions since last Friday when the inquiry was launched after he previously demanded Prime Minister Boris Johnson resign for being given a fixed term penalty notice.
The Opposition leader said Mr Johnson has lost the trust of the public after being found guilty of breaking Covid regulations and that his position was untenable.
Durham police’s investigation into Sir Keir’s own actions has placed the Holborn and St Pancras MP in a precarious situation whereby he risks being accused of hypocrisy if he is fined for breaking the rules himself without then quitting his position.
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