Tory Contest Splits Between Deal and No-Deal Camps

Think of Rory Stewart as British Prime Minister Theresa May’s little torpedo cast into the Tory fight over who will replace her, Great Britain’s second female prime minister after Margaret Thatcher. The prime minister is backing a toothy and petite 46-year-old Scottish member of Parliament, former diplomat and her Cabinet’s Secretary of State for International Development, Rory Stewart, as her best successor — and her best shot at stopping Boris Johnson, an ally of President Donald Trump and one of her chief opponents, from taking over at No. 10 Downing Street.

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UK Government Defiant as Parliament Takes Control of Brexit

British lawmakers were preparing to blow open the Brexit process and put a host of rejected options back on the table — including keeping the U.K. close to the European Union or even remaining a member — as Prime Minister Theresa May defiantly insisted Tuesday that Parliament should approve her twice-defeated divorce deal instead.

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