British Prime Minister Theresa May has threatened rebel Conservative lawmakers with a general election this summer if they continued to reject her Brexit proposals, according to a report.
The UK has been through a tumultuous period over the past four years with the Scottish independence referendum of 2014, the 2015 general election, the Brexit referendum of 2016 and the snap election called by May last year.
The Times newspaper reported that Conservative whips issued the general election warning to pro-EU lawmakers in parliament, led by the former ministers Stephen Hammond and Nicky Morgan, minutes before a crucial vote Tuesday on post-Brexit customs arrangements.
The prime minister narrowly survived the vote by a majority of six as she struggled to unify her divided party around her strategy for separation from the European Union.
Lawmakers voted 307 to 301 against an amendment to trade legislation that would have required the UK to…