Johnson formally asks for Brexit extension
- 3 weeks ago
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has had to go back on his words from Saturday as he has formally requested for an extension on Brexit to Brussels until January 31 2020.
The first letter asked for an extension of Article 50 talks as required by the Benn act, but while it was attributed to the prime minister of the United Kingdom it did not contain the PM’s signature.
The second was a photocopy of the five pages of the Benn legislation, which required him to apply for the extension until the end of January 2020 if MPs had not approved his exit deal by October 19.
In a third letter, which was signed by Mr Johnson to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, the prime minister said he did not favour an extension as it would “damage the interests of the UK and our EU partners”.
Source: Smart Trend Team