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Theresa May’s Uneasy Courtship of Corbyn Puts Brexit Deal on Knife Edge

  • Tories believe Labour figures are serious about doing a deal
  • Wariness and skepticism remain as party members condemn talks
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U.K.’s May Sees Brexit Deal ‘Soon’
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As the gray dawn came up over London on the morning of June 9, 2017, Theresa May had one urgent mission: To stop Jeremy Corbyn from becoming prime minister.

May was hunkered down inside her Conservative Party’s headquarters with her closest aides, trying to make sense of the shocking failure of her campaign to win a snap general election. By 4:30 a.m. it was clear she’d lost her majority, and the socialist Labour Party leader was within striking distance of replacing her in government.