September 25, 2019 / 12:00 PM / 25 days ago

UK Attorney General: there is a question of what no-deal Brexit law requires of government

LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - British Attorney General Geoffrey Cox, the government’s chief legal adviser, said on Wednesday there was a question over exactly what the government was obliged to do by a law that forces the government to seek a delay to Brexit if no deal is in place by Oct. 19.

“There’s no question of this government not obeying the law. There is a question as to precisely what obligations the law might require of the government,” he told a rowdy parliament.

“But once those obligations are ascertained with clarity - and I am not saying that they aren’t clear, I am just saying that it’s a legitimate consideration the government must go through - the government will obey them.” (Reporting by William James, writing by Elizabeth Piper; editing by Stephen Addison)

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