Remainers will take Boris Johnson to court again tomorrow after the Prime Minister told Brussels he did not want the Brexit delay that he was forced to request. Mr Johnson reluctantly sent the extension letter last night, as required by the Benn Act which Remainers rammed through Parliament last month. However, he sent a second letter to Brussels in which he said a delay would be 'deeply corrosive'. His opponents say he flouted the spirit of the Benn Act by trying to defeat its main objective of forcing a delay. Scottish MP Joanna Cherry, who brought the legal case over prorogation which Mr Johnson lost last month, said an existing case would return to court on Monday. Scottish MP Joanna Cherry (pictured during an anti-Brexit rally in Westminster yesterday) will continue to drag Boris Johnson through the courts tomorrow Boris Johnson (pictured) reluctantly sent the extension letter last night, as required by the Benn Act which Remainers rammed through … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson faces new court battle over Brexit: Remainers claim the PM flouted the ‘spirit’ of the law by telling Brussels he does NOT want the delay he was forced to request
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The EU is considering a Brexit ‘flextension’ that could last until next year – but will delay a decision until it has seen whether Boris Johnson has Commons backing for his new deal, it emerged last night. Brussels is still hoping the Prime Minister can deliver on his promise of passing the legislation necessary to turn the deal into law within the next ten days. This would negate any need for another delay beyond October 31 in the UK’s departure date. Following a meeting of EU ambassadors yesterday morning, one senior diplomat told the Daily Mail this would be the ‘best case scenario’. Three letters were sent to the EU on Saturday night after the Commons voted to debate Mr Johnson’s Brexit deal further. The Prime Minister sent a letter to the EU requesting an extension, as required by the Benn Act – known formally as the European Union (Withdrawal) (No2) Act – but he did not sign it. The Prime Minister sent a letter to the EU … [Read more...] about EU considers Brexit ‘flextension’ that could last until next year IF Boris Johnson fails to pass his deal this week, before then dissolving if he succeeds in the future
brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Nigel Farage today predicted the UK could remain trapped in the EU until long after January next year as the bloc weighs up how long to delay Brexit. The Brexit Party leader said this morning that the EU could choose to comply with the wishes of the UK Parliament and offer an extension to the suggested date of January 31, 2020. But he warned it is in Brussels' power to suggest an alternative date and that it could go for an even longer one in order to give the UK more time to hold either a second referendum or a general election. Mr Farage's intervention comes after Boris Johnson won a vote on his deal in the House of Commons but then saw his plan to leave the EU on October 31 effectively shredded. MPs voted for his deal by 329 to 299 only for them to then vote against the PM's proposed timetable to crash his Withdrawal Agreement Bill through the Commons in just three days. The so-called WAB is the piece of legislation … [Read more...] about Nigel Farage predicts the EU will offer a Brexit delay until ‘at least’ the end of January next year in order to allow the UK to have a general election or a second referendum
brexit countdown_bg Created with Sketch. Michel Barnier dramatically upped the stakes in the Brexit end game today as he set a midnight deadline for the EU and UK to have agreed a divorce deal. Downing Street has refused to sign up to the proposed cut-off point for a legal text to have been finalised as it said Britain would continue to work to get a deal done 'as soon as possible'. Mr Barnier believes a blueprint must be agreed by close of play this evening if there is to be any chance of a deal being signed off by European leaders at a crunch EU summit on Thursday and Friday. If no accord can be struck within the next 48 hours then the focus of that summit in Brussels - the final one scheduled before the October 31 divorce date - will shift to whether to offer the UK a delay. Below are all of the answers to all of the key questions as Brexit enters its most volatile phase yet. When does Michel Barnier believe a … [Read more...] about Will the UK meet Michel Barnier’s midnight Brexit deal deadline? And what will happen if no agreement has been hammered out before a crunch EU summit starts on Thursday?
Boris Johnson wanted to be prime minister long before he wanted to take Britain out of the EU. The novelty of Brexit among his ambitions prompts a thought experiment: imagine there was no referendum. By some other craft Johnson has reached Downing Street. Would he propose swapping full EU membership for the latest version of a deal being hammered out in Brussels today? Of course not. It would be a bizarre surrender of international status and economic leverage in the world’s largest trading bloc. He would see no wisdom in quitting the single market, erecting new borders and retreating from the rooms where big continental decisions are made. Even the fiercest Eurosceptics did not advocate that path before 2016. They thought there must be a way to leave the club without relinquishing members’ privileges. Seeing Brussels as a parasite on sovereignty, they did not understand that EU membership was a component of British power. That is the cardinal error of Brexit, but its … [Read more...] about Any Johnson Brexit deal sows seeds of future confrontation with the EU