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    Theresa May Hit With Another Brexit Defeat

    The beleaguered British prime minister suffered another blow from Parliament yesterday as lawmakers voted 303-258 against her government’s negotiating strategy for withdrawing from the European Union. While the vote isn’t legally binding, it reveals how tenuous May’s authority remains — even within her own Conservative Party — just weeks ahead of the scheduled March 29 divorce.

    What’s the EU thinking? After Thursday’s vote, officials are increasingly doubting May’s ability to ensure an orderly Brexit, with one diplomat commenting, “No one can take any good from this.”

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