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British lawmakers vote down all alternative Brexit options

British lawmakers on Wednesday night rejected all eight proposed Brexit options, including a commitment for the government to negotiate a customs union with the European Union. That plan was narrowly shot down, losing by eight votes.

On Monday, lawmakers passed an amendment allowing them to vote on as many options as they wanted on Wednesday, which choices including leaving the EU without a deal, revoking Article 50, and holding a second Brexit referendum. Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay said Wednesday's results are proof Prime Minister Theresa May's deal, which has been rejected twice, is the best and only way to go forward.

Earlier in the day, May offered to resign once her deal is approved. The United Kingdom was scheduled to leave the bloc on March 29, but the EU agreed last week to delay Brexit until May 22 as long as British lawmakers passed May's withdrawal deal. Absent that agreement, Brexit will only be postponed until April 12.