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US News Boris Johnson 'is preparing to launch Supreme Court action' to avoid Parliament's demands to ask EU for Brexit delay as Emmanuel Macron gives the PM until the end of the week to revise his terms

07:00  07 october  2019
07:00  07 october  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Boris Johnson told Emmanuel Macron that EU should 'match UK compromises'. Mr Johnson ’ s EU ‘sherpa’ David Frost will return to Brussels this morning and the PM is expected to continue If they win, it could mean any attempt to avoid asking for a delay would leave Mr Johnson facing contempt

The French president has given Boris Johnson until the end of the week to fundamentally revise his Brexit plan, in a move that increases the chances of the negotiations imploding within “ Boris Johnson presented his latest proposals,” an official at the Élysée Palace said of the conversation.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers his Leader's speech at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. Boris Johnson is preparing to launch a legal battle at the Supreme Court to avoid being forced to ask the European Union for a Brexit delay. 

Mr Johnson is desperate to avoid breaking his pledge for the UK to leave the EU by October 31, and he could even give evidence in court to persuade judges against forcing him to ask for an extension, according to the Daily Telegraph.

It comes after French President Emmanuel Macron warned Mr Johnson that the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK will stay in the EU after October 31 and urged the EU to ‘match the compromises’ the UK has made.

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President Emmanuel Macron urged Boris Johnson to engage in discussions with the EU ’ s chief According to the official, Boris Johnson presented details of his latest Brexit proposal during the him to seek another Brexit delay if he fails to secure an agreement by the end of a make-or-break

Emmanuel Macron wearing a suit and tie: Macron told the PM that the EU leaders would evaluate whether a deal if possible that respects European Union principles, at the end of the week © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Macron told the PM that the EU leaders would evaluate whether a deal if possible that respects European Union principles, at the end of the week With time running out to secure an agreement ahead of next week’s EU Council, the Prime Minister used a phone call with French President Emmanuel Macron yesterday to insist: ‘We have to push forward.’

The intervention came amid signs that EU leaders are happy to drag their feet on the assumption that the Benn Act – which Mr Johnson calls the Surrender Act – will neutralise his No Deal threat.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie: Mr Johnson told Macron that the EU should not be lured into the belief that the UK will stay in the EU after October 31 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Mr Johnson told Macron that the EU should not be lured into the belief that the UK will stay in the EU after October 31 Instead of ordering intensive talks, EU leaders set Mr Johnson a fresh deadline of Friday to make further compromises.

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Mr Johnson has accepted he must send a letter requesting a delay to Brexit beyond the Halloween deadline if no deal is agreed with Parliament by October 19, Scotland' s highest civil court heard. Yet the PM has previously declared he'd would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask for an extension.

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According to reports, Mr Macron told him they would ‘evaluate at the end of the week whether a deal is possible that respects European Union principles’. That leaves hopes of a deal based on Mr Johnson’s proposals hanging by a thread. Any deal would have to be formally signed off at the EU Council on October 17 if there is any hope of getting it through Parliament by the end of the month.

Opposition MPs believe they have Mr Johnson trapped as the Act will force him to request an extension on October 19.

Boris Johnson wearing a suit and tie standing next to a woman: A senior No.10 source has said the Benn Act, which Mr Johnson refers to as the Surrender Act, will undermine negotiations with EU leaders ( pictured with Macron in Paris for a Brexit meeting on August 22) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited A senior No.10 source has said the Benn Act, which Mr Johnson refers to as the Surrender Act, will undermine negotiations with EU leaders ( pictured with Macron in Paris for a Brexit meeting on August 22)

However, a new report suggests the Prime Minister is prepared to launch a legal battle in the Supreme Court in an effort to avoid having to write to the EU asking for a delay to Brexit.

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French president Emmanuel macron has given Boris Johnson until the end of the week to present a revised Brexit proposal to EU leaders. 'The president told him that the negotiations should continue swiftly with Michel Barnier' s team in coming days, in order to evaluate at the end of the

Boris Johnson will send a letter to the EU asking for a Brexit delay if no divorce deal has been agreed by 19 October, according to government Boris Johnson today faces a further legal challenge to his Brexit plans, just 10 days after his humiliating defeat at the hands of the Supreme Court .

The Daily Telegraph reported that Mr Johnson could even give evidence in court to persuade judges against forcing him to ask for a Brexit delay.

In the phone call with Mr Macron, Mr Johnson told the French leader that the EU should not be lured into the mistaken belief that the UK will stay in the EU after October 31 and urged the EU to ‘match the compromises’ the UK has made.

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Boris Johnson has warned the EU that his plans are the final opportunity to avert no deal as his hopes of securing a Brexit agreement stood on a knife edge. Meanwhile, Labour will try to force a parliamentary vote to demand the full legal text of the prime minister’ s Brexit plan.

The EU will decide at the end of next week whether a Brexit deal is going to be possible, French President Emmanuel Macron has told Boris Johnson . The prime minister discussed his proposals with Mr Macron by phone ahead of a crunch few days of negotiations. An Elysee official said: "The

And a senior No 10 source said: ‘The Surrender Act and its authors are undermining negotiations, but if EU leaders are betting that it will prevent No Deal, that would be an historic misunderstanding.’

Yesterday, Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay went to the Netherlands for talks and is expected in other EU capitals today and tomorrow.

Mr Johnson’s EU ‘sherpa’ David Frost will return to Brussels this morning and the PM is expected to continue telephone diplomacy.

Stephen Barclay wearing a suit and tie: Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay (pictured with host Andrew Marr facing away) went for talks in the Netherlands and is expected at other EU capitals today © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay (pictured with host Andrew Marr facing away) went for talks in the Netherlands and is expected at other EU capitals today But there was precious little sign of the momentum needed to get a deal done in time. On Saturday, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier demanded ‘different proposals’ from the UK saying that otherwise talks could not ‘advance’.

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The EU will decide at the end of next week whether a Brexit deal is going to be possible, French President Emmanuel Macron has told Boris Johnson . The prime minister discussed his proposals with Mr Macron by phone ahead of a crunch few days of negotiations. An Elysee official said: "The

Boris Johnson announces his Brexit plan – video. Campaigners brought the legal action to force Johnson to comply with the requirements of the With a Brexit delay forced on him, Johnson could then fight a general election on a platform of a hard Brexit . Senior government insiders suggest that

In other developments:

Today, a Scottish court is expected to rule in a case brought by Remain campaigners which seeks to force Mr Johnson to show his hand on extension.

If they win, it could mean any attempt to avoid asking for a delay would leave Mr Johnson facing contempt of court proceedings.

Parliament will sit for two days this week and then is expected to prorogue before a Queen’s Speech next Monday.

Brussels officials have all but killed off the idea of getting a deal based on Mr Johnson’s proposal done by next week’s EU summit or by October 31.

They are expected to make an 11th hour offer of a time-limited Northern Ireland-only backstop that would keep it inside the customs union. No 10 has insisted this is a red line for Mr Johnson. 

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