Boris Johnson could trigger another Supreme Court battle, Report

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Boris Johnson could trigger another Supreme Court battle, Report
Boris Johnson could trigger another Supreme Court battle, Report

The Prime Minister is willing to face another battle at the Supreme Court by refusing to ask for a Brexit extension.

The Telegraph reports Boris Johnson to Seek Supreme Court Ruling On No-Deal Brexit.

Several Government sources have told The Daily Telegraph that the Prime Minister is willing to go to the Supreme Court in an effort to avoid having to write a letter asking for a delay to Brexit, as set out in the Benn Act. The source said No 10 needed to find a legal mechanism to allow the Prime Minister to “at least say five days before [Oct 31] ‘I am literally not going to write that letter’.

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“The real drama would be if Boris were in court calling it ‘the Surrender Act’. He would almost be happy if the judge said ‘you can’t call it that’.”

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The Benn Act – officially the EU Withdrawal (No 2) Act but named after its architect, Hilary Benn, the Labour MP – requires Mr Johnson to ask the EU to delay Brexit if the UK cannot leave with a deal at the end of October.

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