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Theresa May's high-stakes gambit yet to play out

British PM tightens grip on Cabinet but may be undone by her party

British Prime Minister Theresa May has moved fast to reassert her political authority by replacing two resigning ministers and reshuffling the rest of her Cabinet.

Determined to show that it's all business-as-usual, an apparently unflappable Mrs May hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel in London yesterday and is flying to Brussels later todayfor a summit of the Nato military alliance.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 11, 2018, with the headline 'May's high-stakes gambit yet to play out'. Print Edition | Subscribe