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May Gets Real About Her New Reality

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A year to the week since she became prime minister, Theresa May is asking opposition lawmakers to help her steer Britain out of the European Union. As she tries to relaunch her troubled premiership, and as she prepares to publish legislation to shift EU laws on to the British statute, May will on Tuesday suggest rival parties “come forward with your own views and ideas” on delivering Brexit and improving Britain’s economy.
She needs all the assistance she can get. Weekend newspapers once again contained reports of Conservative Party colleagues talking of the need to replace her in the wake of last month’s botched election. Opposition parties are also preparing to join forces with rebel Tories to hamper the progress of the government’s Repeal Bill, which is due to be published this week. It would reverse the European Communities Act of 1972, which gave effect to EU law in the U.K., and graft EU statutes into British law, giving ministers sweeping powers to adapt legislation without pa…