After Compromise Britains May Set To Avoid Parliament Defeat On Customs

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LONDON – Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to avoid an embarrassing defeat in parliament on Wednesday over her post-Brexit trade plans, a day after she defused a rebellion in her party over control of Britain’s departure from the EU.

On the second day of debate on changes to May’s European Union withdrawal bill, lawmakers will vote on amendments from the upper house of parliament over Britain’s relationship to the bloc’s customs union and single market.

But while Wednesday’s votes seemed assured, May was under pressure over a promised compromise to quell a rebellion on Tuesday over handing parliament more say over any Brexit deal, with pro-EU lawmakers threatening to withdraw their support.




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