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PM will ‘test to the limit’ new law to force Brexit delay

by Mark Fitt Political Journalist
9th Sep 19 10:03 am

Dominic Raab the Foreign secretary has said that the government will look “very carefully” at to what the new bill passed by the House of Lords on Friday “does and doesn’t require.”

The prime minister has said he will “test to the limit” the new law that requires him to delay Brexit to avoid a no-deal Brexit.

Speaking to Sky News Raab said, “What we are going to do with that legislation is test very carefully what it does and doesn’t require.

“That’s not only the lawful thing to do it’s the responsible thing to do.

“We’re always going to behave lawfully as a government, and anyway it will be challenged in the courts.”

Labour’s Baroness Chakrabarti said to Sophie Ridge, “Every tin pot dictator on the planet throughout history has used the excuse of having the people on their side to break the law to shut down parliament and all the rest of it – it’s absolutely extraordinary and very un-British.

“Johnson and co are deliberately using breaking the law as a kind of dog whistle because they think it makes them look tough, but I just think it makes them look appalling.

“We will not allow them to use chaos theory and crash out without parliament being able to have its say.”

She added, “There are people in other opposition parties and people like the Conservative rebels who all share this approach that it would be thoroughly irresponsible to behave like the Joker in the Dark Knight and just go for chaos theory.

“I’m really worried that there are some people in Number 10 at the moment who literally believe in chaos and fear and polarisation on the streets in order to get their way and deliver a no-deal Brexit.”

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