Boris Johnson on Monday night survived a bruising no-confidence vote, and Elon Musk’s legal team has written to Twitter threatening to abort his $44bn acquisition. Plus, the FT’s Kiran Stacey reports on Big Techs’ big fight against an effort by US lawmakers to halt the practice of “self-preferencing”. 

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