PMQs RECAP: Boris Johnson grilled in fiery PMQs amid leadership crisis

Boris Johnson is to face MPs at PMQs as he battles plot to oust him as Prime Minister

Mr Johnson will face off with Sir Keir Starmer and other MPs for Prime Minister’s Questions and will also seek to boost his position with Tory MPs and the public by announcing an easing of England’s coronavirus restrictions.

So far, seven Tory MPs have publicly called for Mr Johnson to go, far short of the 54 required to submit letters of no-confidence to the backbench 1922 Committee – but privately, many more believe the Prime Minister’s time is up.

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PMQs LIVE: Boris Johnson to face MPs amid leadership crisis

David Davis in an absolute skewering of the PM tells Boris Johnson: “in the name of God, go!”

Mr Davis told Boris Johnson he had spent weeks defending him from “angry constituents”, including by reminding them of the “successes of Brexit”.

He said: “I expect my leaders to shoulder the responsibility for the actions they take. Yesterday he did the opposite of that. So, I will remind him of a quotation which may be familiar to his ear: Leopold Amery to Neville Chamberlain.

“You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. In the name of God, go.”

Responding to Conservative former minister David Davis’s calls to resign, the Prime Minister said: “I must say to him, I don’t know what he is talking about.

“What I can tell him – I don’t know what quotation he is alluding to – what I can tell him is and I think have told this House repeatedly, I take full responsibility for everything done in this Government and throughout the pandemic.”

Stephen Kinnock asks “Does the Prime Minister agree with the leader of the house that the leader of the Scottish Conservatives is a lightweight?”

The PM responds “The Conservative approach to the union is one that I think is right for our country, we want to keep it together and Conservatives in Scotland do an excellent job.

Their stout defence of the Union was repaid in the last election, and Labour is increasingly endangering our Union”

Boris Johnson has confirmed that Plan B measures to control the spread of coronavirus in England will be allowed to expire.

He adds the legal requirement on people with coronavirus to self-isolate will be allowed to lapse when the regulations expire on March 24, and that date could be brought forward.

Boris Johnson told MPs in the House of Commons more than 90% of over-60s across the UK had now had booster vaccines to protect them, and scientists believed the Omicron wave had peaked.

He said the Government had taken a “different path” to much of Europe and the “data are showing that, time and again, this Government got the toughest decisions right”.

People will no longer be told to work from home and, from Thursday next week when Plan B measures lapse, mandatory Covid certification will end, Mr Johnson said.