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Returning to London، Britain's May faces mammoth task to change minds on Brexit

Friday 22/March/2019 - 05:36 PM
Sada El Balad
Reuters - British Prime Minister Theresa May returned on Friday to her mammoth struggle of persuading a deeply divided parliament to back her Brexit deal after an EU summit granted her more time but little to help change minds in London.

After a bruising day in Brussels، May secured a two-week reprieve to try to get the deal she negotiated in November through parliament at a third attempt or face a potentially chaotic departure from the European Union on April 12.

But while the Brexit deadline has moved - from an original March 29 deadline - parliament has not.

In fact، incensed by comments from May that pinned the blame for Britain’s Brexit chaos on them، many lawmakers have hardened their resistance to the deal she will bring back before them next week.

In an appeal to the very same lawmakers she criticized on Wednesday، May said in the early hours of Friday: “I know MPs (members of parliament) on all sides of the debate have passionate views، and I respect those different positions.”
Edited by: Ahmad El-Assasy

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