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The bluff behind the blame game
Many of us had long assumed that next week's European Council summit would be the final deal or no-deal showdown. That meeting may well now go ahead without the attendance of the UK leader.

Instead, the Saturday after the summit, 19 October, is likely to be a more significant date, as UK lawmakers will be summoned to Westminster for an unusual weekend session.

They and Johnson will both face a decisive moment.

Johnson will have to formally request an extension or resign. An extension will allow him to keep to the law, but breaking his promise of taking the UK out of the EU on 31 October will cost him the support of a hefty portion of Brexit voters when election day finally comes.

The events which have not occurred.

archived deadlines
Regardless of the date of submission ...
Regardless of the prorogation period, UK parliament response to it ("debate") is limited to the period between 18-31 Oct.
The event which has has not occurred is Mr No-Deal "breaking" one or more laws ...
Call me crazy (and I know you will) but I'm thinking that the first item of business...
...Perhaps you confuse "bluff" (pretext) with threat?
Johnson will send the letter, that I do not doubt ...

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by Cat on Wed Oct 9th, 2019 at 06:39:19 PM EST
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