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Judges wait to decide if Boris Johnson's Brexit letters to EU were unlawful

26 days ago   |   By Metro

Boris Johnson refused to sign the letter he sent the EU
Judges at Scotland's highest court have delayed a decision on whether Boris Johnson fully complied with the Benn Act.
The act dictates that the Prime Minister must ask the EU for an extension to the Article 50 negotiation period if MPs do not support his deal.
At a hearing in the Court of Session, it was accepted that Boris has observed part of the legislation by sending a request letter to the EU.
However, he did not sign the document and also sent an accompanying letter, with his signature, stating that a delay would be a...
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Top Scots court delays decision on Boris Johnson's Brexit extension letter

Top Scots court delays decision on Boris Johnson's Brexit extension letter

26 days ago   |   By Daily Record

Boris Johnson submitted an unsigned letter to EU requesting a delay after MPs voted to withhold a decision on the PM's Brexit deal.
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Donald Tusk accepts UK Brexit extension as Boris Johnson's letter plot fails

Donald Tusk accepts UK Brexit extension as Boris Johnson's letter plot fails

26 days ago   |   By Daily Express

BRUSSELS has ignored Boris Johnson's attempt to scupper any further Brexit delay by refusing to sign the letter requesting to extend the EU's Article 50 exit clause.
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Blow for PM as judge rules Brexit case will not be dropped until Benn Act 'fully complied' with

Blow for PM as judge rules Brexit case will not be dropped until Benn Act 'fully complied' with

26 days ago   |   By Evening Standard

Scotland's highest court has rejected calls to dismiss a case looking into the legality of Boris Johnson's Brexit extension request from the EU.
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EU would agree to Brexit delay, says German minister

26 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Merkel ally Peter Altmaier says ‘it goes without saying' Brexit extension would be granted Latest Brexit news - live updates The unconventional “form” of Boris Johnson's extension request is irrelevant to the EU, the European commission has confirmed, as Germany's finance minister said “it goes without saying” that a further Brexit delay would be granted. Peter Altmaier, a key ally of the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, said he believed either a technical extension to allow extra-time for legislation to pass, or a longer period to accommodate a general election or second referendum would...
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Brexit: EU says Boris Johnson's refusal to sign extension request 'changes nothing' and it is now being considered

26 days ago   |   By The Independent

Boris Johnson's attempt to block a Brexit delay by not signing his extension letter properly "doesn't change anything" about the request, Brussels has said.
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