SIR KEIR Starmer will make a statement on Beergate this afternoon as he considers QUITTING if fined for the curry bash during lockdown.

After demanding both Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak resign over Partygate, the Labour leader is expected to commit to falling on his own sword if also stung by cops.

He has battled accusations of rank hypocrisy since becoming mired in his own Durham Police probe last week over the April 2021 gathering.

Tory rivals blasted him for double-standards after he had previously called for the PM's head when the Met opened its parties inquiry.

Backed into a corner, Sir Keir today met aides to discuss if he would have to chuck in the towel if handed a fixed penalty notice.

He is expected to make a statement at 4pm.

Conservative chiefs had stopped short of demanding Sir Keir resign as it would pile pressure on Mr Johnson and Mr Sunak to do the same.

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Sir Keir still insists he broke no rules the night he was filmed swigging San Miguel lager in Labour's local constituency office in Durham.

Covid rules at the time prevented indoor social gatherings with anyone outside your household.

Since The Sun first revealed the damning footage, Sir Keir has claimed he and staff stopped for an Indian takeaway before getting back to work.

But his Beergate story has been blown apart by repeated revelations steamrollering his claims and making the event look fishy.

Today it was revealed by an insider that staff were drunk and did not go back to work after wolfing down plates of curry.

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