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Theresa May’s Last Dash for a Deal

The British prime minister wins minor concessions to save Brexit—and her premiership.

The future of Brexit was in the balance as British Prime Minister Theresa May dashed to Strasbourg, France, on Monday night in a last-ditch attempt to tweak a deal with the European Union that so far has dismally failed to pass through Parliament. May’s eleventh-hour diplomatic scramble could, if it succeeds in pleasing enough rebel members of her own Conservative Party, save her career and result in the United Kingdom exiting the EU as planned on March 29.

If her compromise falls short, not only May’s own premiership but the whole Brexit project is likely to collapse in confusion.

“If she fails, insiders are saying that

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