17 July 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May won a series of votes in parliament on Monday (July 16). This keeps her over-arching strategy to leave the European Union just about on track after bowing to pressure from Brexit supporters in her party.
Brexit supporters targeted the government's so-called customs bill, hoping to toughen up her plans. May's spokesman said the changes to the bill, formally called the Taxation (Cross-border Trade) Bill, did little more than put government policy into law. Parliament finally voted 318-285 to pass the bill. It will now go to the upper house of parliament before becoming law.