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00:00:01
>> Theresa May back in Brussels on Thursday, just hours after suffering a defeat over her Brexit plans.>>
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>> 11 members of her own party voted against her and that's a sign of May's weakened authority after she lost her majority in a snap election in June as Reuters, Guy Faulconbridge explains
00:00:20
>> She was back on the Continent for an EU summit. At a dinner on Thursday, May is repeating her case to end phase one of divorce talks. The 27 other EU leaders are all but certain to approve and that will unlock phase two, focusing on trade but talks now may be hampered by the discord back home.
00:00:39
>> I think we all want to hear the result.>>
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Parliament voted late Wednesday to change May's own blueprint for Brexit, so that it gets the last word on any final deal between the government and EU.>>
00:01:04
>> It does weaken Theresa May's hand quite significantly what it does is it underscores fundamentally that Theresa May does not have enough law makers in Parliament to assure, to guarantee, that she can get things through. And at the same time it actually complicates the whole Brexit process and the Brexit timetable by making it more difficult to get the Brexit that she wants done in the time she wants it.
00:01:29
>> If lawmakers aren't happy with the terms of withdrawal they can send May back to the EU negotiating table. That means she might find she has to haggle with her own MPs just as much as with the Brussels negotiators.