18 Jul 2018

Theresa May narrowly avoids defeat in UK Parliament

From Morning Report, 6:50 am on 18 July 2018

British Prime Minister Theresa May has narrowly avoided a defeat in parliament at the hands of pro-European Union lawmakers from her own party on Tuesday, fending off a rebellion that threatened to worsen a crisis over her Brexit strategy. It's the third narrow victory for Mrs May this week. It under scores the difficulty she faces in passing legislation on one of the most divisive and important decisions in modern British history. Catherine Drew is our correspondent in London. She talks to Philippa Tolley