PM sends to Donald Tusk a photocopy of the request required by Benn Act, with a conflicting view in a second letter

Boris Johnson has sent an unsigned letter to European council president Donald Tusk requesting a further Brexit delay beyond 31 October – accompanied by a signed one arguing against it.

The prime minister sent three letters: an unsigned photocopy of the request he was obliged to send under the Benn Act, an explanatory letter from the UK’s ambassador to the EU and a personal letter explaining why Downing Street did not want an extension.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:07am
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