UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has on Monday evening sent a message to rebels within his own party, telling them to vote against what he called a "pointless" opposition plan to block his bid to suspend parliament.

Chants of "stop the coup" could be heard in Downing Street as the prime minister spoke - ostensibly to the nation, but mostly to the 22 Conservative MPs thought to be considering voting with opposition figures.

Al Jazeera's Lawrence Lee reports from London.

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