Boris Johnson's extension request is an attempt to spin defeat as victory

The Prime Minister hopes that he has found a way to both obey the law and spin that he is a devoted Brexiteer.

Boris Johnson will send three letters to the European Commission at midnight: the first, unsigned, seeking an extension to the Article 50 process as demanded by the Benn Act, a second, signed by Boris Johnson, saying that he believes that the extension is unnecessary, and a third, by the United Kingdom’s permanent representative to the European Union, explaining the political context of the letter for the benefit of the handful of EU officials who have been sealed in a nuclear bunker for...
source: New Statesman

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