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UK Labour leaders cleared over ‘beergate’ meal with team


LONDON (AP) — British police say they will not fine the two top leaders of the opposition Labour Party over a curry-and-beer meal with colleagues last year while Britain was under coronavirus restrictions. The local police force in Durham said Friday that following an investigation, “no further action will be taken.” Labour leader Keir Starmer and deputy leader Angela Rayner both said they would resign if they were fined over the incident. Police said the gathering didn’t break rules because it was part of “reasonably necessary work.” Starmer had contrasted his promise to resign with Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who refused to quit after he was fined over a lockdown-breaching party in his office.

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