Govt officials have refused to make clear Boris Johnson’s phrases that the Benn act does not “compel” him to “negotiate” a hold off to Brexit.

In a huddle with the UK’s political press a quick although back, Johnson’s spokesperson explained that they would not remark any further more than the remarks manufactured by the Key Minister in the Property of Commons.

They stated that “governments comply with the law,” which is a notable shift from this government’s previous position that it would abide by the legislation. 

When questioned right by CNN if that preceding place remained, officials one once again declined to remark. 

Now that a offer has not been agreed today by the Home of Commons, Johnson is legally obliged to deliver a letter to Brussels requesting that Article 50 be extended in advance of 11 p.m. neighborhood time (6 p.m. ET).

The government’s spokesperson gave no clarity on this matter and did not say if the letter would be produced public