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U.K.: Brexit Votes Fall May's Way, but Parliament's Patience Is Wearing Thin

MIN READJun 13, 2018 | 21:20 GMT

(Stratfor)

As divisions within Prime Minister Theresa May’s government over Brexit continue, the British Parliament is becoming increasingly rebellious. On June 12 and 13, May’s government won several votes on Brexit-related legislation at the House of Commons, but only after making concessions to rebel parliamentarians within her Conservative Party. While May will live to fight another day, the possibility that Parliament could take control of the process of leaving the European Union will persist. Should lawmakers prevail, the direction of Brexit could change. While May’s government has pledged to leave the EU single market and customs union, support is strong in Parliament for the United Kingdom to remain in the customs union at the least....

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