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UK Parliament Set to Back PM’s Brexit Timetable

(Reuters) – The British parliament was set to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit timetable on Wednesday after she headed off a rebellion in her Conservative Party over a lack of insight into the government’s strategy to leave the European Union.

May has come under pressure from MPs, businesses and investors to set out at least a broad picture of how she sees Britain’s future relationship with the EU. She says giving too much away could weaken Britain’s hand in the country’s most important negotiations since World War Two.

In a sometimes rowdy session in parliament, the opposition Labour Party pressed its motion for a detailed plan setting out the government’s negotiating stance in its talks with the bloc before triggering the formal divorce procedure.

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