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UK PM May wins vote, parliament rejects staying in European Economic Area

There was little doubt the government would win on the customs union and single market

Reuters  |  London 

Prime Minister Theresa May defeated the final challenges to her Brexit blueprint in parliament on Wednesday, leaving plans for Britain's departure from the European Union still largely on track but her authority weakened. Lawmakers supported the government's position to reject amendments to the EU withdrawal bill that challenged May's commitment to leave the bloc's customs union and the single market, leaving the overall shape of her Brexit strategy intact that will transform Britain's trading relationships for decades. But it was a vote in parliament on ...

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 07:42 IST
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