BORIS JOHNSON has just told Jean-Claude Juncker that he is not prepared to discuss an Article 50 extension beyond October 31.

Whilst this may simply be a negotiating ploy, for the Prime Minister to say openly that he is prepared to break the law is unprecedented, and an extremely bad example to set. I despair for the future of our country as long as Boris Johnson and his fellow right-wingers are in charge.

Alan Jordan, Middridge