My Authors
Read all threads
There's no magic about this. If he writes a second letter in order to avoid an extension, then he's frustrating the Act and it's unlawful. If he writes a second letter for some other purpose (and with some other effect), then it's not. But that prompts the question: why bother?
I think a letter on the boundary would say: "I accept my obligation to seek an extension, and I am seeking one. Let me tell you what I intend to do with it: I will not negotiate further, and the UK may have a lower appetite for consensus in Council, given its trajectory."
I think that if the letter said
"it is not the policy of the UK gvt that Article 50 should be extended", or
"the gvt hopes that the EU will reject this request", or
"an extension would not be in the interests of either party for these reasons"
... then it would be unlawful.
Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh.

Enjoying this thread?

Keep Current with Raphael Hogarth

Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!