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No good alternatives now that PM Theresa May's Brexit deal is dead

Chief threat to May likely from her own Cabinet ministers, not from Parliament

British Prime Minister Theresa May suffered the biggest and most humiliating defeat ever recorded by a British government after Parliament rejected her deal for Britain's departure from the European Union by a margin of 230 MPs in the 650-member-strong House of Commons.

It is now difficult to see how she can resurrect her plan for Brexit, as the process of Britain's separation from the European Union is universally known.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 17, 2019, with the headline 'No good alternatives now that deal is dead'. Print Edition | Subscribe