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May Senses Victory on Brexit Bill That Faces Tougher Times

  • Davis warns of ‘chaotic’ exit from EU if repeal bill blocked
  • Opposition parties accuse government of mounting a power grab
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RBS's Davies: U.K. Must 'Change Gears' on Brexit

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Prime Minister Theresa May’s U.K. government is set to rally just enough lawmakers to back a key piece of Brexit legislation that will then face higher obstacles before it can become law.

Support from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party and a lack of opposition within her Conservative Party mean May will likely squeak to victory on a bill designed to allow her government to copy European Union law onto the domestic statute book. Once enshrined, the laws can be edited after Britain leaves the bloc in 2019.