Thursday's general election in Britain may have left Prime Minister Theresa May feeling like someone pulled the rug out from under her. And she's not the only one. The conservative loss sent the pound for a tumble.
After last week's resounding defeat for her Brexit proposal, Prime Minister Theresa May was back before lawmakers to present her plan for the way forward. It focused on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
The EU's preferred option is for Britain to stay. Failing that, Brussels would like the UK to remain as close as possible. For now, though, Europe's leaders just want some clarity on what the British government wants.
The British prime minister called on politicians to "put self-interest aside" ahead of further Brexit negotiations. May's government survived a vote of no confidence a day after her draft Brexit deal was voted down.
May has outlined a plan to change or remove the Northern Ireland backstop from the EU withdrawal agreement. A parliamentary attempt to take control of the withdrawal process appears to be gaining traction.
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