Theresa May signs Brexit deal, but faces bigger battle in divided Britain

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British Prime Minister Theresa May arriving at the EU leaders' summit in Brussels yesterday. The Brexit deal she signed is hated by those who want Britain out of the EU as it ties the British to the Union for years to come. But the deal is also hated
British Prime Minister Theresa May arriving at the EU leaders' summit in Brussels yesterday. The Brexit deal she signed is hated by those who want Britain out of the EU as it ties the British to the Union for years to come. But the deal is also hated by pro-Europeans because it is inferior to full EU membership.PHOTO: REUTERS

The conclusion of a deal governing Britain's departure from the European Union is merely the start of a bigger battle that Prime Minister Theresa May has to win in London.

For her country remains deeply divided by the looming Brexit - as the process of British departure from the EU is now universally known - and Mrs May has by now accomplished the remarkable feat of alienating just about everyone, in equal measures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2018, with the headline 'May signs Brexit deal, but faces bigger battle in a divided Britain'. Print Edition | Subscribe