'Weak' PM May faces Brexit test in parliament

UK Prime Minister Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street. The political heat over Brexit is becoming intense. (EPA photo)

LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May's blueprint for Britain's exit from the European Union faces a crucial test starting on Tuesday, when members of parliament try to win concessions from a weakened leader on the government's legislation to sever ties.

It is yet another battle for May after scandals and gaffes that have brought questions about her leadership into the open. As many as 40 of her MPs would support a no-confidence motion against her, according to the Sunday Times newspaper.

The debate comes at a new low point for May since she was made prime minister after Britain voted for Brexit last June.

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