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Mayday as British lawmakers debate Brexit yet again

Whichever way the votes in Parliament go, the British PM's days in office are numbered

Even by the unusual circumstances of Brexit - as the process of Britain's separation from the European Union is now universally known - the battles expected in the British Parliament today will be extraordinary.

For legislators in London will face three existential questions: either extend the Brexit negotiations (something which Prime Minister Theresa May spent years pledging would never happen); leave Europe with no deal at all; or opt to hold a referendum to ask the people of Britain whether they really are serious about leaving the EU.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 27, 2019, with the headline 'Mayday as British lawmakers debate Brexit yet again'. Print Edition | Subscribe