Boris Johnson to face showdown in Commons as MPs vote on Freedom Day delay rules TODAY

BORIS Johnson is braced for the embarrassment of relying on Sir Keir Starmer to ram his Freedom Day delay past mutinous Conservative rebels in Parliament tonight.

Lockdown-hating Tories are trying to rally enough MPs to wipe out the PM's stonking majority – but the crunch Covid vote is set to sail through the Commons on the backs of Labour support.

Despite blasting ministers for leaving the borders "like a sieve" and letting the Indian super-strain run riot in Britain, Sir Keir has grudgingly thrown his weight behind the four-week delay.

MPs will at 7pm tonight vote to renew the emergency pandemic laws that expire at the end of the month.

The Covid Recovery Group of rebellious backbenchers have been railing against prolonged restrictions have been a thorn in the Government side throughout the pandemic.

But they have failed to do serious damage to the PM because of Sir Keir's continuous support.

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