Boris Johnson’s plan to impose a nationwide lockdown from next week is under siege from furious Tory MPs, anxious hospitality bosses and sceptical scientists. Government sources confirmed last night that blanket restrictions will be brought in after bleak Sage modelling projected the virus was on track to kill 85,000 this winter, peaking at 4,000 daily deaths.The Prime Minister, who has repeatedly slapped down Labour’s demands for a ‘circuit-breaker’ and pressed ahead with a tiered strategy of local measures, is now expected to U-turn and has summoned his Cabinet for a rare Saturday meeting at 1.30pm before a No10 press conference at 4pm.Hawkish Conservative backbenchers are demanding any second lockdown be put to a vote in Parliament, with ‘at least 30’ prepared to rebel. One Tory MP told MailOnline this morning: ‘It’s just awful, and it’s going to get worse and I feel the Government is going to lose control of this crisis. ’We’ll keep fighting but if they do another lockdown we’re b**gered. We’ll get financial support but we’re bankrupting ourselves and as soon as the money goes we’re plunged into long-term poverty. ‘You can look at a certain number of Tories voting against this, at least 30, maybe more, and there seems… Read full this story
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