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United Kingdom still split over Brexit negotiations

Brexit may have just become even more complicated for Theresa May, but the UK’s ‘Leaver’ camp remains committed.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has suffered a major blow to her authority, after MPs voted in favour of a Brexit measure she strongly opposed.

One and a half years after the referendum the country is still split roughly down the middle.

A dozen government MPs sided with the opposition to require a parliamentary vote on the UK’s final Brexit deal with the European Union.

May had promised parliament what she called a “meaningful vote” on Brexit, but opposed moves to make that vote binding.

The amendment passed by four votes, and is likely to complicate May’s efforts to negotiate Britain’s departure from the EU.

Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips reports from Essex.