EU sources have said that they are willing to take any request for a Brexit delay — even if it does not come from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Johnson sent European leaders his ‘”take it or leave it” final Brexit deal offer. The Europeans have so far signalled that the new deal, which removes the Irish backstop, is “unacceptable” and “unworkable”.
The Benn Act orders the prime minister to request another extension to Article 50 if an EU-approved deal is not passed by Parliament by October 19th.
The law also stops the government from taking the UK out of the EU in a Clean-Break Brexit.
Mr Johnson has maintained that he will not seek another Brexit delay.