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Time's running out, but UK MPs set to reject Brexit deal

PM May may resubmit same deal or opt for referendum if govt loses next week's key vote

The British Parliament has resumed debating Prime Minister Theresa May's plan for her country's withdrawal from the European Union, nearly a month after she postponed a crunch vote on her proposal.

Although she has given Parliament no less than five debating days on the subject and is engaged in political arm-twisting, the odds are that when the Brexit deal is finally put to the vote in the House of Commons in London next Tuesday, it would be rejected.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 10, 2019, with the headline 'Time's running out, but UK MPs set to reject Brexit deal'. Print Edition | Subscribe