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May Calls for EU to Renegotiate Brexit in Search for a Deal

  • Prime minister says Parliament must give her mandate for talks
  • Commons due to start voting on key amendments from 7 p.m.
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May Signals She's Asking Parliament for Mandate to Renegotiate
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Theresa May called on Parliament to send a unified message to Brussels to rip open the Brexit agreement or watch chaos unfold as the U.K. splits away from the bloc without a deal.

The British prime minister made a bold pitch to win votes from her own Conservative Party, by siding with a hardline plan to scrap the most contentious part of the divorce accord she spent 18 months negotiating: the backstop plan for the Irish border.