Think this was a pretty sensible play since its been reopened, he'd never survive being fined his credibility vs Johnson is the most important string in his bow. Still don't know what he'd actually be fined for nothing I've seen contradicts the original defence.
🚨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