More than 80 Tory MPs prepared to rebel over Coronavirus Act renewal

Scores of Conservatives are calling for right to vote on Covid laws as talks to thrash out deal reach deadlock

More than 80 Conservative MPs are prepared to rebel against the government on Wednesday over powers to scrutinise sweeping coronavirus laws, after 11th-hour talks to thrash out a deal reached deadlock.

The House of Commons leader, Jacob Rees-Mogg, held talks on Tuesday evening with Sir Graham Brady, who is spearheading the rebellion, on how to allow more scrutiny of the rules.

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