Members of Parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal with the European Union for a third time—despite May’s offer to resign if her deal was passed, which limited her defeat to double digits—and failed to agree on any alternative approach.
Amanda Sloat is a Robert Bosch Senior Fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution. She is also a fellow with the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Southern Europe and Eastern Mediterranean Affairs at the State Department from 2013-2016, where she was responsible for U.S. relations with Turkey. She previously worked at the National Security Council and House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee.
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