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Prelims Syllabus : International organizations/International treaties Mains Syllabus : GS2: Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian Diaspora.

Context:

  • Britain’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, survived the gravest threat yet to her embattled leadership on Wednesday, winning a party confidence vote and averting a leadership battle that threatened to plunge the country into prolonged crisis.

Details:

  • While Mrs. May survived to fight another day, the future of her stalled plan to leave the European Union looked bleaker than ever.
  • She still lacks the votes in Parliament to pass it. She stands little chance of winning the concessions from Europe that she needs to break the logjam.
  • And the surprisingly strong vote against her within her own party underscores the difficulty she faces in winning approval for any plan for Britain to leave Europe, or Brexit, as the deadline for withdrawal looms.
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