By George Stephens • 16 October 2019 • 14:29
Boris Johnson will comply and write a letter to the EU asking for a delay to Brexit beyond 31 October if he fails to get an exit deal approved by parliament by Saturday, the UK Brexit secretary has confirmed today.
Stephen Barclay spoke to MPs today stating that the prime minister will “comply” with legislation, aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit at the end of the month, passed by opposition MPs last month.
The law is known as, the Benn Act states Mr Johnson would have to ask for a three-month extension to the Article 50 negotiating period to 31 January 2020 if MPs have not approved a Brexit deal – or explicitly authorised a no-deal Brexit by 19 October.
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