COVID-19: PM faces lockdown showdown with Tory MPs

Boris Johnson will have to persuade rebel Tory MPs to back his new tiers system when the issue goes to the vote on Tuesday.

The government announced its tougher three tiers to tackle the virus last week.

But some Tory backbenchers have threatened to vote against the motion when it comes to the Commons.

That would leave the PM relying on Labour to get his measures through.

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