Richard Holden MP accuses police of double standards on Starmer lockdown event


A TORY MP has accused the police of “having double standards” after he asked them to reconsider their verdict that Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer did not break lockdown rules.

Richard Holden asked cops to look again at a video of the Labour leader drinking beer with others during lockdown, which police have so far declined to take action over.

Mr Holden MP told GB news: “I’ve just asked the police to re-examine the case against Keir Starmer.

“I think what everybody wants to see is the rules consistently applied across the country. That’s all I’m asking for.

“And given the fact that the Metropolitan Police seem to have interpreted rules one way, Durham police a different way, I think it’s really time that we examine those rules.”

He was speaking during an interview with Tom Harwood on The Briefing on GB News and went on to claim that different rules were applied to the Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Sir Keir.

Mr Holden said: “The only difference is the fact that one of them was fined and one of them wasn’t. We can’t have a situation where it’s one rule for Kier, Starmer and the Labour Party and another rule for everybody else and that’s what I want to see challenged by Durham police.”

He added: “One of the things that Keir Starmer raised earlier on was around those quiz nights at Downing Street and he really criticised those online zoom events taking place – and it looks like that the Labour Party in Durham on a day that exists and was doing exactly the same thing.

“I don’t think we can have a situation where the man who aspires to be Prime Minister feels he should be held to a different standard to the man who is Prime Minister.

“I just want to see the rules interpreted fairly across the board. And I think that’s what we’re seeing at the moment.

“As more and more information comes out, it seems that Keir Starmer has less and less of a leg to stand on, and that he has been hammering the Prime Minister over the last few months.”