Beth Rigby (@BethRigby )

Beth Rigby

Bio Sky News’ Political Editor and Presenter, Beth Rigby Interviews, 9pm Thursdays.
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Twitter Media Studio : Keir Starmer has built his leadership around being a man of principle and honour, whilst trying to cast Boris Johnson as a man of none. And given that, what other option did Starmer really have? But this is a huge gamble.

Film by @mollie_malone1 & Paul Nasr

Twitter for iPhone : “This simply is make or break for KS By announcing he’ll resign if fined for breaching Covid restrictions, he’s gambled his position on a police inquiry whose outcome he cannot predict with absolute certainty” Good column (as ever) ⁦robert shrimsley⁩ ft.com/content/b6894f…

Twitter Media Studio : Keir Starmer has built his leadership around being a man of principle and honour, whilst trying to cast Boris Johnson as a man of none. And given that, what other option did Starmer really have? But this is a huge gamble.

Film by @mollie_malone1 & Paul Nasr

TweetDeck : Labour leftie John McDonnell says Keir Starmer must quit if he is found by cops to have broken lockdown rules - whether or not he gets an actual fine.

He told LBC: “He is talking about if I have broken the law - I don’t think it's just if it is a fine or not.”

TweetDeck : The last time the Queen missed the State Opening of Parliament was in 1963 when she was pregnant with Prince Edward

That is FIFTY-NINE years ago!

Twitter for iPhone : BREAK: Buckingham Palace:
“The Queen continues to experience episodic mobility problems, and in consultation with her doctors has reluctantly decided that she will not attend the State Opening of Parliament” Prince of Wales to step in with Prince William in attendance

Twitter for iPhone : Actually, the BBC were meant to go first and I arrived at the press conference before the other journalists, so asked if I could take the first question and they agreed.

Twitter Web App : 'He used the words 'honour and 'integrity' several times, spitting them out like a diner suddenly confronted by a fiery red chilli in his vindaloo.'

Jon Craig analyses Starmer's spicy, high-stakes statement

news.sky.com/story/politics…

Twitter Web App : In answer to Beth Rigby's first question Starmer said he believes if you're found to be in breach of covid regs then you should step down. Later, when asked again, he said an FPN would naturally follow if rules are broken, which suggests he sees those as one issue with one answer

Twitter Web App : 👀 Sounds like Starmer would cling on if found by police to have broken rules, but not fined.

Asked for clarification about that scenario, he told Beth Rigby: 'The penalty for a Covid breach is a FPN. That's a matter of law. I've set out what the position is in relation to that'

Twitter Web App : Q: When it was announced u were being investigated, it was pretty clear to everyone that if you were found in breach of lockdown rules, given what you've said abt PM you'd have to resign, so why did it take so long to arrive at that decision. Cos of the huge gamble you're taking?

Wildmoka : Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer pledges to offer his resignation if he is issued a fixed penalty notice over last year's 'beergate' incident - but adds that he is 'absolutely clear that no laws were broken'.

Live: trib.al/w5SGLI3

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Twitter Web App : Q: On Jan 31 you tweeted the PM is now under criminal investigation for breaking his own lockdown laws & should do the decent thing & resign. But now you are under criminal investigation and are not resigning. What do you say to those you say you are a hypocrite?

Twitter for iPhone : 🚨NEW: Starmer to make a statement on the Durham police investigation at 4pm. Understand he will offer his resignation if issued with a FPN. His team adamant he’ll be cleared & this an attempt to draw line between Starmer & Johnson that not all politicians are the same

Twitter Web App : EXC with Henry Zeffman

Keir Starmer is today considering pledging to quit if he is fined over beergate

Close allies are urging him to say that an FPN is a resigning offence

No decision yet but influential supporters say it is the only course of action

thetimes.co.uk/article/keir-s…