AT least 80 Tory MPs will vote against Boris Johnson tonight in a brutal rebellion over vaccine passports.
But No10 has vowed to push ahead with the measure despite the PM’s majority being wiped out.
It comes amid dire warnings of an even bigger backlash if there was any attempt to introduce more harsh Plan C restrictions.
Covid certification rules for nightclubs, mega-bars and stadiums are expected to pass through the Commons with the backing of Labour MPs.
And the PM sparked further Tory jitters last night by refusing to rule out further restrictions before Christmas.
Health Secretary Sajid Javid insisted there were “no plans” for any more measures.
He said boosters will be added to vaccine passports after all adults have had a “reasonable chance” to get jabbed. And passes will be rolled out to 12 to 15-year-olds for international travel.
But The Sun has learned Whitehall officials have drawn up plans to potentially restrict numbers in pubs and restaurants — and even close them down in the coming weeks.
A government source said: “You will be able to see your family at Christmas, but at this rate you might not be able to do it in a pub.
“As for New Year’s Eve? That’s a different story.”
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MPs privately say they will torpedo any attempt to bring back old restrictions like the Rule of Six, with one ex-minister saying today’s vote will be a “show of force”.
The number of rebels outweighs the 56 MPs required to trigger a confidence vote in the PM — but is short of the 181 needed to defeat him.
Meanwhile, Tory rebel Marcus Fysh was slammed last night for comparing the health passes to Nazi Germany.
The Board of Deputies of British Jews called his remarks “completely unacceptable”.
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