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British Parliament Wrestles Control of Brexit From Theresa May

The British Parliament wrestled control over the Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday, voting to give itself the authority to decide on alternative Brexit options. The New York Times reports that the near-unprecedented rebuke of May’s power could lead to a “constitutional showdown,” in which Parliament and May’s government grapple over the power to decide Britain’s fate. On Wednesday, Parliament will vote on a litany of alternatives to May’s current plan, which had been resoundingly rejected twice, including a “no-deal” option, a second referendum, or a “soft” Brexit that maintains economic ties with the European Union.