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Your morning briefing: What you should know for Wednesday, March 24

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PM prepares for tough interrogation from senior MPs over handling of pandemic

Boris Johnson is preparing for a tough interrogation from senior MPs over his handling of the pandemic after he admitted the events of the past year would live with him for the rest of his life.

The Prime Minister will spend this afternoon in front of the Liaison Committee, made up of Commons select committee chairs.

He will be asked about his response to coronavirus after the UK marked the anniversary of the first national lockdown.

The session will take place after Mr Johnson’s weekly sparring with Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer at Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons.

Priti Patel to announce ‘biggest overhaul of asylum system in decades’

Priti Patel’s new plan for immigration, detailing how the Government intends to deal with people entering the UK “illegally”, will be set out today.

The Home Office described the current asylum system as “collapsing under the pressures of what are in effect illegal routes to asylum, facilitated by criminals smuggling people into the UK and often resulting in the loss of life”.

Protesters clash with police again in Bristol days after rioting

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