UK Prime Minister Theresa May is riding down the homestretch of Brexit negotiations with what looks to be not enough support to get her deal with the EU passed in Parliament. Reuters‘ Kyle MacLellan and Andy Bruce report:
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May’s bid to push her Brexit plans through parliament was dealt another blow on Friday when a survey showed most of her own party’s members oppose the agreement and would prefer to leave the EU without a deal.
If lawmakers do not approve the deal, the world’s fifth largest economy is on course to leave the European Union on March 29 without one, a nightmare scenario for many big businesses who fear disruption to trade.
May needs 318 votes to get the deal she struck with Brussels in November through parliament, yet 117 of her Conservative Party’s 317 lawmakers voted against her in a confidence vote on Dec. 12.
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