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19 January 2022, 09:22 | Updated: 19 January 2022, 17:50

By Sophie Barnett

Boris Johnson was fighting for his survival as PM today as he faces MPs in the House of Commons.

Mr Johnson had been expected to announce an easing of England's coronavirus restrictions - including the scrapping of the controversial Covid pass - as he battles to hold on to his premiership.

He will make a statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday afternoon, after meeting with his Cabinet to examine the latest Covid data.

The developments come one day after a car crash interview where he said 'no-one told him' what the coronavirus rules were.

It comes as a group of Tory MPs has discussed Mr Johnson's fate, as speculation grows about whether the criteria for a no confidence vote in him could be met.

Conservative Bury South MP Christian Wakeford announced he has defected from the Conservatives to Labour, just minutes before PMQs was due to begin.

He released a statement, telling Boris Johnson that "you and the Conservative Party as a whole have shown themselves incapable of offering the leadership and government this country deserves".

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