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Judges to rule on court asking for Brexit extension

JUDGES in Scotland will decide today whether the court can ask the EU for a Brexit extension on behalf of Britain if Boris Johnson refuses to do so.

Campaigners brought the case after the prime minister said publicly he would not send the letter asking for a three-month delay — required by law if there is no Brexit deal by October 19.

The PM’s lawyers have said he would send it, but campaigners including the SNP’s Joanna Cherry remain doubtful.

‘One shouldn’t be taken in by any kind of shtick that the prime minister is an overgrown schoolboy playing at Just William and his band of outlaws,’ lawyer Aidan O’Neill told the Court of Session (Remain supporters pictured outside yesterday).

‘What I say to this court is, “When they go low, the rule of law goes high”.’