Confidence vote in Boris Johnson could be triggered on Monday, report says

A vote of confidence in U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson could be triggered as early as Monday, Sky News reported, citing rebel MPs in Johnson’s Conservative Party. Under the rules, there needs to be letters from 54 MPs, who have increasingly criticized Johnson after civil servant Sue Gray’s report into COVID rule-breaking parties. Former minister Jesse Norman was the latest to say he has submitted a letter. The pound was bid higher, likely reflecting a broader upturn in sentiment, as U.S. stock futures also were stronger.

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