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Theresa May's likely resignation will still leave government in a pickle

Britain's political paralysis over Brexit looks set to continue as country remains divided

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British Prime Minister Theresa May will be facing lawmakers from her Conservative Party tomorrow, amid persistent indications that she will announce her imminent resignation.

But Mrs May's departure, which the British media has been speculating on for months, is unlikely to solve her government's predicament. For no leader likely to replace her appears able to break the logjam in Britain's relations with the European Union. And the process of electing her successor will only add to the political paralysis.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 15, 2019, with the headline Theresa May's likely resignation will still leave government in a pickle. Subscribe