Analysis: Brexit picture further clouded before key legal test

By-election defeat narrows May majority as ministers signal softer line

3rd December, 2016
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Boris Johnson in his first major speech as British Foreign Secretary Pic: Getty

Even by the standards of the past six months, however, the political drama has moved up a notch this weekend.

Thursday’s by-election result in south-west London has further complicated British Prime Minister Theresa May’s efforts to begin the process of leaving the EU by the end of March next year.

On Monday, the Supreme Court in London will begin hearing the government’s appeal.

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