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U.K.’s May Is Ready to Fight With EU Over Draft Brexit Deal, Official Says

  • Senior official says May won’t accept separate N.Ireland rules
  • Official says May will robustly reject ECJ as arbiter of deal
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Rasmussen Global’s Nina Schick explains why the Tories are split over the question of post-Brexit trade.(Source: Bloomberg)

Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to reject the European Union’s draft Brexit deal when it’s published Wednesday, a senior official said, as her government steps up its fight with the bloc over the terms of Britain’s departure.

With just three weeks left to agree on the Brexit transition phase, the EU will unveil a legal text that’s likely to infuriate euroskeptics in May’s Conservative government, piling further pressure on the premier at a critical time.