WORLD Britain's May wins Brexit vote in parliament

WORLD

Britain's May wins Brexit vote in parliament

Reuters

23:17, June 20, 2018

Prime Minister Theresa May won a crucial Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday, keeping her deeply divided government’s plans to end Britain’s more than 40 years of partnership with the European Union on track.

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May (Photo: Reuters)

After pro-EU Conservative lawmaker Dominic Grieve said he would support the government’s proposal for a "meaningful vote" in parliament on any Brexit deal, a potential rebellion that could have undermined May's authority looked was averted.

May adopted a high-risk strategy by facing off with rebels in her Conservative Party, and it paid off. One lawmaker said May had no option but to take them on or risk their rebellion growing as she cuts ties with the EU.

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