London — The British parliament was due to try again to take control of the UK’s departure from the EU on Monday. Some MPs hope to force Prime Minister Theresa May to drop her Brexit strategy and pursue close economic ties with the bloc. May’s deal, which MPs have rejected three times even after she promised to step down if it passed, was further dented when her own parliamentary enforcer said a softer Brexit was inevitable after she lost her majority in a 2017 election. Three days after the date on which Britain was originally due to leave the EU, it was still uncertain how, when or even if the UK will say goodbye to the trading bloc it joined 46 years ago. The third defeat of May’s divorce deal left one of the weakest leaders in a generation facing a spiralling crisis over Brexit, Britain’s most significant move since World War 2. Underlining how uncertainty is hitting business, the UK head of German industrial giant Siemens, Juergen Maier, said Britain is wrecking its reputation ...

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