October 21, 2019 / 3:32 PM / a month ago

Britain says EU is considering PM Johnson's delay letter

LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Britain said on Monday that the European Union had accepted the letter sent by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that requested a Brexit delay and was considering it.

“This was sent in compliance with section 1 of the Benn Act,” Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay said. “The president of the European Council has accepted the request as valid and indicated he is considering it and consulting with member states.” (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Costas Pitas)

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