Boris Johnson made it crystal clear on Saturday: he did not want to write to EU leaders requesting another Brexit extension.And they were crystal clear in telephone calls with him that day that they were far from thrilled to be asked.But UK law demanded the letter be sent. So now what?Don’t expect any speedy EU action, for starters. On Saturday, French President Emmanuel Macron repeated his view that a new Brexit extension was not good for anyone.Boris Johnson literally spelling out his opposition to prolonging the Brexit process by writing a separate letter to Brussels to say so, makes it easier for his peers Mr Macron, Angela Merkel and others to drag their feet a little. Jubilant scenes at ‘final say’ Brexit protest Saturday’s Brexit vote: What happens now? How would a delay work? They prefer first to look to the prime minister to make good on his promise to them that their newly-negotiated Brexit deal will *definitely* be passed by parliament.And time (relatively speaking, of course) is on the prime minister’s and EU leaders’ side. Under EU law the Brexit deadline is not until 31 October. Grumbling and moaningIn theory, Europe’s leaders could wait until the morning of the… Read full this story
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