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Brexit deal crushed in British Parliament: Explaining the border 'backstop' that halted Theresa May's plan to divorce EU

Firstpost Wednesday, 16 January 2019
Much of the stated opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal with the European Union centered on the "backstop."
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News video: 'The no's have it': Parliament votes down Brexit deal

'The no's have it': Parliament votes down Brexit deal 02:00

British lawmakers defeated Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal by a crushing margin on Tuesday, triggering political upheaval that could lead to a disorderly exit from the EU or even to a reversal of the 2016 decision to leave. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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