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Prime Minister May Reacts to Ongoing Brexit Negotiations, Resigns : March 12, March 20, May 22, and May 24, 2019

Prime Minister May Reacts to Ongoing Brexit Negotiations, Resigns
Linda Grimm

When 2019 began, United Kingdom prime minister Theresa May was preparing for a critical vote in parliament on an agreement outlining the terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, more commonly known as Brexit. Despite her efforts to secure binding commitments from the EU that a Northern Ireland “backstop” negotiated as part of the Withdrawal Agreement would be temporary, and thus assuage pro-Brexit lawmakers’ concerns with the mechanism, May’s proposed Brexit deal was soundly defeated three times. The impasse in parliament pushed May to request two extensions of the ...

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