Boris Johnson will ask for a Brexit extension if he has not reached a deal by October 19, it has emerged. Government documents say the Prime Minister will ask Brussels for a delay – which is in direct contradiction to what he has said in public.
The revelations were made in Scottish court papers as part of a hearing designed to ensure Mr Johnson does not allow us to crash out of the EU at the end of the month.
The Government is saying that it will send the Benn Act letter and it will not frustrate the Act (i.e. by seeking to persuade a r27 Member State to veto our request for an extension). Read more