Scotland’s highest court is to consider whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson has fully complied with a law requiring him to ask for a Brexit delay.He sent an unsigned letter to Brussels asking for an extension along with a signed letter saying he believed a further delay would be a mistake.The Court of Session will be asked to decide whether this broke a promise not to “frustrate” the so-called Benn Act.The government maintains it has fulfilled its legal obligations. Boris Johnson’s delay letters in full Reluctant EU considers delay request How would another delay work? The court was originally asked earlier this month to consider using “nobile officium” powers to request a Brexit extension on the prime minister’s behalf – but the judges delayed making a ruling until the political situation become clearer. One of the campaigners bringing the action, SNP MP Joanna Cherry, said the legal action had already been instrumental in forcing Mr Johnson to send the request for an extension late on Saturday.She said: “Despite his childish trick of not signing the letter and sending a contradictory covering letter, the EU, who are the grown-ups in the room, have accepted the request and are considering it. “I am… Read full this story
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