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Boris Johnson Covid announcement – PM ‘may reveal he’s dropping Plan B THIS WEEK’ as ally insists he’s ‘safe in his job’

BORIS Johnson “is safe in his job”, a Cabinet ally has insisted, despite fury over “partygate” – amid hopes Plan B will be lifted within days by the PM.

This morning Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi insisted Mr Johnson was staying put.

On the third time of asking if the PM is “safe in his job” the top Tory said: “Yes, he is, because he’s human and we make mistakes. And, actually, he came to the despatch box and apologised and said he will absolutely submit himself to Parliament, because that’s our parliamentary democracy.”

Mr Zahawi, who himself has been tipped as a future leader, dismissed suggestions of a concerted plan to save his boss’ career. 

Meanwhile, Mr Johnson will announce THIS WEEK whether he is ditching Plan B restrictions, Downing Street hinted today.

The PM is widely expected to drop working from home guidance and vaccine passports when the measures expire next Wednesday – but masks could stay.

Oliver Dowden, the Conservative Party chairman, said the “signs are encouraging” that Plan B rules will be relaxed within a matter of weeks, including an end to work from home guidance and the axing of covid passports.

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