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Meet Theresa May’s Top Lawyer, the Latest Hurdle to a Brexit Deal

  • Geoffrey Cox is said to lead drive against EU’s Irish backstop
  • The 58-year-old is now a key pro-Brexit voice in Cabinet
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When Theresa May promoted a little-known, pro-Brexit lawyer to be attorney general in July, she hoped he would be the right man to take on the legal complexities of the U.K.’s divorce talks with the European Union.

Unfortunately for the prime minister -- and her chances of striking a Brexit deal -- Geoffrey Cox is proving to be too good at his job.