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Theresa May is the current Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. Use this tag with the [united-kingdom] tag

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Does Theresa May's government promote any Maidenhead-specific agenda given that she's an MP for that district?

Theresa May has been serving as MP for Maidenhead since 1997. Now that she's the Prime Minister, is her government trying to push through any policies that would be of particular benefit for residents ...
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What is the point of a new vote on May's deal when the indicative votes suggest she will not win?

So I am hearing that May wants another vote on her deal tomorrow. When she held her last vote recently, 391 voted against and only 242 voted for. Yesterday, indicative votes were held. Here are ...
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Why didn't Theresa May consult with Parliament before negotiating a deal with the EU?

The House of Commons will today vote on a series of indicative votes, in order to find out "the will of the house", and thus break the current deadlock with Brexit. These votes come after the deal ...
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Whose support is needed for May to win the vote? [closed]

May has lost the "meaningful vote" for her Brexit deal twice now. My questions are, who (and how many) are voting against her, what demands are these people making, and which ones is she trying ...
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What are valid criticisms of how Theresa May has approached Brexit?

I am an American who has followed Brexit for a while and have a view that I suspect is wrong and would appreciate an informed correction. From the outside it seems that Theresa May, a conservative ...
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How did Theresa May remain PM after her Brexit deal was rejected?

As far as I understand, Theresa May was elected to the leader of the Conservatives (and consequently Prime Minister of the UK) to make a Brexit deal (source): She [May] said there was a "big job" ...
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Would a Government who lose the confidence of the House really delay an election until after the event over which that confidence was lost transpires?

Joe Watts, political editor of The Independent, published an article today titled "Ministers tell Theresa May to force through Brexit by calling election for days after EU withdrawal". She reports ...
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Why would May be against a new referendum? [closed]

May recently denounced a second referundum on Brexit negotiations, saying Let us not break faith with the British people by trying to stage another referendum, another vote, which would do ...
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Why are UK MPs targeting the prime minister and not the deal?

Given that the Prime Minister's activity that has given rise to discontent in her own party, that any EU deal is subject to an imminent meaningful vote, and that no alternative candidate nor markedly ...
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What did Theresa May mean by: the EU wants a backstop to the backstop?

In her statement to Parliament, Theresa May stated that the EU wanted a backstop to the backstop. What does she mean by that? If I understand correctly, the backstop is a fallback position for ...
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Why doesn't Theresa May sack hard-Brexiteers from cabinet?

Theresa May's cabinet is highly divided between soft-Brexiteers and hard-Brexiteers. She clearly belongs to the former (she was actually against Brexit before the referendum), whereas people like ...
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What public statements has Theresa May made regarding fox hunting?

The UK fox hunting ban has been enforced since February 2005. In Theresa May's 2017 manifesto, she promised a free vote on the fox hunting ban. What public statements did Theresa May make to support ...
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What are Theresa May's views on LGBTQ+ rights?

Written in Theresa May says not to worry about DUP views on ‘LGB…what’s the rest of it?’: The Prime Minister was meeting the 1922 Committee of backbenchers today amid controversy over the ...
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Would ECHR affect Theresa May's announcement to combat extremism?

Theresa may has announced on twitter that she is willing to change human rights laws to help fight extremism. I'm clear: if human rights laws get in the way of tackling extremism and terrorism, ...
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Differences between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn's opinion on selling arms to Saudi Arabia?

UK is one of major suppliers of Saudi Arabia with weapons, that has been accused of misusing them (in Yemen or feeding terrorists). Is there differences on Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn 's opinion ...