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May hands initiative to Parliament and EU leaders

British Prime Minister Theresa May has warned of "grave implications" for her country after Parliament in London rejected for the third time a deal fixing the terms of the country's withdrawal from the European Union.

Mrs May's parliamentary defeat almost certainly signifies the end of her political career. She may soldier on for a few more weeks but she is no longer Britain's chief decision maker.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 31, 2019, with the headline 'May hands initiative to Parliament and EU leaders'. Print Edition | Subscribe