Attorney General threatens resignation over no-deal Brexit – didn’t he get the memo?

Geoffrey Cox: Did he turn this level of bluster onto Boris Johnson after learning his boss may be lying about complying with the law?

Why are we hearing that Geoffrey Cox – the Attorney General – may resign if Boris Johnson refuses to postpone Brexit?

Did nobody tell him that his boss has been working to engineer a “no deal” departure from the European Union since before he became PM?

Mr Johnson twice voted against Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement, in line with the wishes of the Conservative Party’s European Research Group (ERG), whose members want a “no deal” Brexit.

He received financial support in his bid to become Tory leader from hedge fund bosses who, we’re told, have bet heavily on the pound plummeting and inflation rocketing after a “no deal” Brexit and it has been said that Mr Johnson is working hard to arrange it for them.

The aborted prorogation of Parliament last month was an attempt to prevent MPs from preventing a “no deal” Brexit.

After it failed, Mr Johnson tried to shame Opposition leaders into triggering a general election. The campaigning period would run beyond October 31, meaning his “no deal” Brexit would be achieved.

Failing that, we have now learned that he may challenge the Queen to sack him, in the belief that she is more likely to dissolve Parliament and demand an election – achieving the same result.

So it should have come as no surprise to the top lawyer in Mr Johnson’s administration that his boss is not keen on any Brexit deal.

But it seems Mr Cox was still shocked when Mr Johnson threatened to refuse to sign the letter calling for a delay in the UK’s departure from the EU, if the latest attempt at a deal fails.

This is required by law after Mr Johnson failed to prevent Parliament from passing the so-called Benn Act.

According to the [Mail on Sunday], Attorney General Geoffrey Cox had a “heated” exchange with Mr Johnson last Wednesday over court papers that promise to send the delay letter.

Mr Cox is said to have warned that unless the government made clear it would obey the law, there would be “resignations”.

So what’s going on? Did Mr Cox neglect to read the appropriate memo, or has Mr Johnson been keeping him in the dark deliberately?

Is he incapable of keeping up to date with the news?

Or is this just an arranged drama, to distract us all?

Source: Attorney General threatens resignation if Boris Johnson forces no-deal Brexit – Mirror Online

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2 Thoughts to “Attorney General threatens resignation over no-deal Brexit – didn’t he get the memo?”

  1. Dave Rowlands

    It’s all part of the brexit pantomime.

  2. Yvonne Lunde-andreassen

    they shoulda gone into standup !

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