“I know there is a desire for a new approach.” So said the British prime minister yesterday before saying she’d step down in exchange for parliamentary support for her Brexit plan. While that move won over some lawmakers — who also failed yesterday to settle on an alternative to her plan — May still faces long odds in securing approval for the unpopular withdrawal agreement.
What’s the stumbling block this time? The Democratic Unionist Party, which gives May her majority, is refusing to play ball, claiming her deal poses “an unacceptable threat” to the country’s unity.
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