Doughty May fights back, rubbishes counter deals

Doughty May fights back, rubbishes counter deals

London - May is battling to win over rebels in her own ranks and save her leadership after a gruelling week.



By AP

Published: Sat 17 Nov 2018, 10:36 PM

Last updated: Sun 18 Nov 2018, 12:38 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May fought back on Saturday against critics of her Brexit deal, telling her Conservative opponents that their alternative plans for Britain's departure from the European Union wouldn't work.
May is battling to win over rebels in her own ranks and save her leadership after a gruelling week, with two Cabinet ministers quitting and other Conservative critics plotting to oust her immediately after Britain struck a divorce deal with the EU.
In a public relations offensive, May tried to win support in a Daily Mail interview that revealed how her husband supported her during what she admitted to be "a pretty heavy couple of days". She also laid into political opponents, saying the alternatives they favour to tackle a key stumbling block - the issue of how to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit - wouldn't resolve the problem.


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