Published: Wed, October 09, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Boris Johnson to seek Supreme Court ruling on no-deal Brexit

Boris Johnson to seek Supreme Court ruling on no-deal Brexit

The EU must match the compromises made by Britain to secure a Brexit deal, Johnson's spokesman said on Monday.

The briefings from Downing Street prompted a furious response from European figures who said the British had deliberately tabled unworkable plans for solving the Irish border in order to blame the EU for the breakdown of talks.

It comes as talks between London and Brussels are breaking down, with Downing Street sources saying a deal is essentially impossible.

"At stake is the future of Europe and the United Kingdom as well as the security and interests of our people", Tusk wrote.

The Elysée has stated that in a telephone discussion at the weekend Mr Macron said "the negotiation should continue rapidly in the next few days with [EU chief negotiatior] Michel Barnier's team so as to be able to evaluate at the end of the week if an agreement is possible".

"You don't want a deal, you don't want an extension, you don't want to revoke", he continued. While Johnson has repeatedly vowed to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31 even without a divorce deal in place, sterling-dollar implied volatility gauges maturing around the deadline were little affected by the pound's moves.

Barrister Jolyon Maugham, one of the three people who took the case to court, said after the decision they will appeal against the result Tuesday.

But pro-EU Labour MP Hillary Benn, who instigated new legislation created to prevent Johnson taking Britain out of the EU without a deal on October 31, said the Downing Street statement was "about blaming Angela Merkel for something that is from Boris Johnson".

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Anti-Brexit campaigners, who believe Johnson will use a legal loophole or send a second letter, threatening to sabotage European Union processes if they grant a Brexit delay, asked Scotland's Outer House of the Court of Session to issue an order compelling him to comply with the Benn Act.

"Boris Johnson will never take responsibility for his own failure to put forward a credible deal". But a report in the Daily Telegraph said Johnson meant to challenge that law, the Benn Act, in the Supreme Court.

Johnson has repeatedly vowed to take Britain out of European Union on October 31 - raising the prospect that he will move further to reach an agreement than many think, or that he intends to push back against parliamentary efforts to block a no-deal Brexit.

"We won't engage in further talks, we obviously won't given any undertakings about co-operative behaviour, everything to do with "duty of honest cooperation" will be in the toilet", the source said.

Cherry said: "We have forced the Tory government to concede that the prime minister will comply with the law, and promise to send a letter requesting a Brexit extension and not frustrate the objective of the Benn Act".

"But we can not respond to an approach that says, "Give us what we want or we leave with a no deal and everybody gets damaged".

The figures are significant because they illustrate why Downing Street is so keen to avoid seeking a delay, which Johnson could be forced to do in less than two weeks.

"Both sides strongly reiterated their desire to reach a Brexit deal", a Downing Street spokesman said.

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