Document submitted by government’s barrister to Court of Sessions contains triple confirmation
News has broken this afternoon that the government told the Court of Sessions in Scotland, during its failed attempt there to contest the claim that Boris Johnson’s suspension of Parliament, that the Tories’ own barrister submitted a document to the court confirming that Boris Johnson is obliged to request – and accept – a Brexit extension from the EU if no withdrawal agreement is reached by 19 October.
The full wording of the relevant section of that document reveals that the government’s legal team confirmed no fewer than three times Johnson has been planning – and is obliged – to do so:
Johnson has, of course, been publicly insisting that he has no such intention – and indeed that he would prefer to be ‘dead in a ditch’.
Johnson’s innate dishonesty has been exposed by the government’s own attempts to defend his actions. Leave voters now know his bluster has been nothing but Tory posturing for political gain.
The only hope for the UK’s huge ‘sane middle‘ is a Corbyn-led Labour government – on Brexit and in every other area.
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