May's Brexit Strategy Scrutinized as U.K. Lawmakers Begin Debate

LONDON—Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday faces the first of a series of legislative tests that will measure her ability to preside over a Parliament divided on her leadership and her vision for Britain’s exit from the European Union.

In an eight-hour debate, lawmakers are getting their first chance to scrutinize the EU Withdrawal Bill, which would transpose more than 10,000 EU laws into the U.K. statute book, in what the government says is meant to ensure a smooth transition once Britain leaves.

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