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Brexit deal: May faces deep political crisis after 2 cabinet ministers quit

The crisis is a grave one for May, who knew even before the resignations that she would struggle to win Parliamentary approval for her draft agreement

Stephen Castle | NYT 

Prime Minister Theresa May of Britain faced a deep political crisis on Thursday after two cabinet ministers quit her government, including Dominic Raab, her chief negotiator on withdrawal from the European Union — decisions that threaten to wreck not only her plans for the exit but also her leadership. The surprise resignation of Mr. Raab on Thursday morning followed a tense, five-hour meeting of the cabinet the previous day, during which ministers reluctantly agreed to sign off on Mrs. May’s draft plans for departure from the European Union, a process ...

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First Published: Fri, November 16 2018. 08:50 IST