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In breach of Scottish Court of Sessions, the Benn act stipulates a letter for extension AND the intent to request such!  PM Johnson has defied the law and can be taken to court.

UK sends letters to EU for, and against, Brexit extension

The letter is a photocopy of a draft set out in UK law, Boris refused to sign the letter.

It may all be academic if the Brexiteers do succeed by Oct. 31st.

by Oui on Sat Oct 19th, 2019 at 10:53:59 PM EST
by Oui on Sat Oct 19th, 2019 at 11:03:23 PM EST
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Benn act stipulates a letter for extension AND the intent to request such!

No, it does not.
European Union (Withdrawal)(No. 2) Act 2019

Which is why HRM BoJo argues timely compliance with de law.

(1) DALE VINCEOBE; (2)JOLYON MAUGHAM QC; and (3)JOANNA CHERRYQC MP v HRM BOJO, 7 Oct

JOLYON MAUGHAM (APPELLANT) for SUSPENSION AND INTERDICT, 18 Oct

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[Scotland Court of Sessions] rejects latest request to force PM to ask for Brexit extension
appeal! Here it comes ...

The UK government's lawyers told the court on Friday Johnson would write that letter if required and argued that a legally binding order was therefore not needed. The government also promised not to THWART the act's provisions by LOBBYING EU member states to reject ["]calls["] for an extension to article 50 [ie. THE FARAGE VETO!].

Anti-Brexit campaigners are expected to appeal against the decision on Tuesday, when they will ask another Scottish court to write the article 50 extension letter if Johnson fails to do so.



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 12:22:30 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 12:26:02 AM EST
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fascimile of SCHEDULE FORM LETTER. 1 pg

fascimile of HRM BOJO letter to D. Tusk

"second letter" in legible format. 2 pp
Prime Minister's letter to President Donald Tusk: 19 October 2019
"Regrettably Parliament missed the opportunity to inject momentum into the ratification process for the new Withdrawal Agreement...."
< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 12:43:14 AM EST
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Scottish court delays decision on extension lettet - power of "nobile officium"

by Oui on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 01:17:02 AM EST
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Don't post old news. See Scottish Court of Sessions,
JOLYON MAUGHAM [Appellant] for SUSPENSION AND INTERDICT, 18 Oct
[26]For all these reasons, I conclude that the petitioner's applications for interim orders are misconceived and unjustified.  They have no or at best a weak prima facie case. The balance of convenience comes down firmly on the side of refusing to make the orders. I shall accordingly refuse the petitioner's motion insofar as it seeks interim orders.

[27] I shall order intimation and service of the petition and appoint answers to be lodged within 7 days.

Court is not poised to grant injunction of the Withdrawal Agreement. Two actions going on: (1) Cherry (counsel) returns Mon, 21 Oct to amend pleading, answer Ct questions. (2) Cherry move in HoC for Bercow signature on the SCHEDULE FORM LETTER grasps at at a straw.

EU Council has received SCHEDULE FORM LETTER as intended for consideration as well as HRM BoJo's 2pp explanation for the request. Have you read it? EU Council has not rejected the unsigned SCHEDULE FORM LETTER and no "EU official" has commented on HRM BoJo "second letter". They're unlikely to. The content is neither derogatory nor a misrepresentation of facts in tabled in HoC.

It's kind of obsequious, actually, in pleading for time to secure HoC approval the WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT by 31 Oct.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 02:51:38 AM EST
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Thus HoC and EU Council hold the key to approval WTA and a further extension if BoJo loses Super Tuesday vote. Thanking Boris for compliance with HoC vote and EU Tusk for understanding the childish tantrum.
by Oui on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 05:24:30 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 10:18:17 PM EST
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Here is the index of HRM BoJo correspondence. Not that any one cares to compare to Guardian reporting from "EU officials".

Latest from the Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Oct 20th, 2019 at 01:07:12 AM EST
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