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Theresa May fights for her Brexit deal, and her political future

Theresa May stands before a swarm of media at nighttime.
Prime Minister Theresa May gives a statement to the media outside 10 Downing Street. Photo: Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images

British Prime Minister Theresa May has set a clear line in the face of letters of no confidence and denunciations from her own party: she won’t relinquish her post unless it's taken from her.

Driving the news: May must stare down a rebellion in her party just to secure the opportunity to present a deal that has every chance of failure in Parliament. If she fails, no one really knows what comes next.

Theresa May vows to "see this through" on Brexit deal

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British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to "see this through" when asked how she would handle a potential vote of no confidence over her proposed Brexit deal during a Downing Street press conference on Thursday.

The backdrop: She told reporters that she believes "with every fiber of [her] being" that her Brexit deal is the best course for the U.K. to leave the EU, despite a difficult day that saw the resignation of two of her Cabinet members and a possible challenge to her leadership of the Conservative Party from members who favor a "hard Brexit."

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