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Evidence needed for tiers, PM told
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Evidence needed for tiers, PM told

    Conservative rebels have warned Boris Johnson he must provide good evidence for his controversial new Covid-19 tiers or face a backbench revolt this week, despite an eleventh hour climb-down. In a dramatic about turn, Mr Johnson told MPs the new system could last just nine weeks and offered them another vote on the restrictions at the start of February. But Tory MPs warned the shift has yet to quell the rebellion. Pauline Latham, the Conservative MP for Mid-Derbyshire, said she might support the government in this week’s vote on the tiered measures if more evidence was laid out. She told Sky's Sophy Ridge On Sunday: I think it will depend very much on what Boris does between now and Tuesday. If he produces that evidence and he can prove to us that he's got good evi...