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Therese Raphael

Theresa May: the Servant Prime Minister

Her Brexit deal survives, but parliament and the EU are her masters now.

Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons.

Theresa May speaks in the House of Commons.

Photographer: House of Commons/EMPPL PA Wire

Trick question: Who is in control of Brexit? Theresa May or parliament?

Over two nights of voting, British lawmakers crossed their arms and said “no” to various proposals. No to the prime minister’s divorce agreement, they said on Tuesday. No to leaving the European Union without a deal, they said on Wednesday – twice.