Brexit: Boris Johnson Will Send an Extension Letter

Brexit: Boris Johnson will send an extension letter
Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU requesting a deadline for Brexit if no agreement is reached before October 19, according to government documents submitted to a Scottish court.
The document was revealed when activists sought a decision to force the prime minister to abide by the law.
Their QC said the bid contradicted the Prime Minister's statements in parliament last week.
But Downing Street said the UK would leave the EU on October 31.

The so-called Benn law, named in honor of Labor MP Hilary Benn, who promoted its adoption, forces the government to seek an extension of the Brexit deadline of October 31 if no agreement has been signed by parliament for 19 October.

A senior official of Downing Street said: "The government will comply with the Benn law, which only imposes a very specific obligation on Parliament's letter asking for a deadline - written by an unknown subgroup of pro-European MPs and activists - and can be interpreted in different ways.

"But the law does not prevent the government from doing other things that do not cause delays, including other communications, private and public.
"People will have to wait to see how this is reconciled, the government is making its true position on private backwardness known in Europe and it will be made public soon."