Boris Johnson will seek a delay to Brexit - if he doesn't get a deal with the EU by the 19th of this month.
That's according to new UK Government documents, which have been presented to Scotland's highest civil court.
Here are the paragraphs Aidan O'Neill QC, Counsel for @DaleVince, @joannaccherry and myself, has just read out. They are from the written case of the Prime Minister and if the Prime Minister promises the court he will comply we need take no further time. Why will he not? pic.twitter.com/YnYLJ0iMhn
— Jo Maugham QC (@JolyonMaugham) October 4, 2019
The British Prime Minister has previously said he would rather be "dead in a ditch" than ask the EU for an extension beyond the end of October.
Tanaiste Simon Coveney says the Irish government would be in favour of a Brexit extension if it achieves something.
Speaking in Copenhagen earlier today, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar also said the government would consider a request for an extension.
Leo Varadkar said "My preference is that we come to an agreement, that we have a deal in the middle of October and we can then begin the negotiations on the future relationship and the free trade agreement.
"But if the UK government were to request an extension, I think we would consider that - of course, we would consider it.