The court’s ruling has given Boris Johnson a little breathing room to reach a Brexit deal with the EU [Aaron Chown/Reuters]

Scottish judges will not rule on a bid to compel UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to obey a law designed to block a “no-deal” Brexit until after a key European Union summit.

They have delayed their ruling until October 22, days after the parliament’s deadline to reach a Brexit divorce deal, and days before the United Kingdom is due to crash out of the EU by automatic operation of law on October 31.

Under legislation known as the Benn Act, passed with the assistance of a “rebel alliance” of Conservative MPs – who were subsequently sacked from the governing party – the

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