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The i newspaper reports that contenders for the leadership of the Conservative Party are circling “a PM in peril”. It pictures Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Foreign Secretary Liz Truss and says that Mr Sunak’s backers are “canvassing support” for him if things “fall down” for the prime minister. While the paper reports Ms Truss is “wooing” backbenchers over dinner. The paper also reports that a Covid “Plan C” is being drawn up and officials are preparing tougher restrictions to be approved by ministers, if the current Plan B fails to bring down infections.