May’s hopes for Brexit deal punctured by attorney general

May’s hopes for Brexit deal punctured by attorney general

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s attorney general punctured Prime Minister Theresa May‘s hopes of winning backing for her Brexit deal Tuesday, saying last-minute changes secured from the European Union didn’t give Britain the power to cut itself free of ties to the bloc.

Hard-core Brexit backers in Parliament came to the same conclusion, saying they wouldn’t support the deal in the House of Commons.

The assessments left May’s deal hanging by a thread.

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