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According the the Telegraph, the Tories have a Cunning Plan.
Without violating the Torygraph's paywall, nor encouraging anyone to give them money, here's the Guardian's extract :

As referred to earlier, according to today's Daily Telegraph splash (paywall), Johnson is considering a new version of the "two contradictory letters strategy" to try to confound the law passed by parliament requiring him to request an article 50 extension if he has failed to agree a Brexit deal by 19 October, and if MPs have not voted to agree no deal (which they won't). Here is an extract from Owen Bennett and Harry Yorke's story.

Boris Johnson has drawn up plans to "sabotage" any Brexit extension without breaking the law, the Telegraph has learnt ...
One plan under serious consideration would see the prime minister send an accompanying letter alongside the request to extend article 50 setting out that the government does not want any delay after Oct 31.
On Sunday night, a cabinet source told The Telegraph: "There is a prescribed letter that has to be sent ... Does that stop the prime minister sending other documents to the EU? I don't think it does.
"A political explainer perhaps, as to where the government's policy is. It has to make clear that the government is asking for an extension, but let's not forget what the next step is.
"Once that is done, the Europeans are going to ask: `Why? What is the reason?' [What] if the government said: `We don't have any reasons for an extension'?
"There is a clear path now: the Europeans need to refuse an extension."

Wizard wheeze. I'm sure that'll work. Unless someone in Brussels (or Paris or Berlin or...) knows how to read English, and is aware that this bozo has no majority in Parliament, and that Parliament has commanded him to request an extension.

In which case, I should think the extension would be granted pretty much automatically.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Mon Sep 9th, 2019 at 08:41:52 AM EST
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