Britain's Parliament has spoken - and it has said no, again.
"However, if we cannot agree on a single unified approach, then we would instead agree a number of options for the future relationship that we could put to the house in a series of votes to determine which course to pursue".
Monday's result left May's Conservative government facing hard and risky choices.
There was no reference to any further public vote on the issue.
Barnier reiterated that the European Union was unwilling to renegotiate the 585-page withdrawal agreement but said he would agree to open up the political declaration attached to the legal text.
"This house has continuously rejected leaving without a deal just as it has rejected not leaving at all", he said.
May has summoned her Cabinet for a marathon session as the government tries to find a way out of the crisis.
Last week, May said she would step down if her deal finally, somehow, gets over the finish line, thus allowing someone else to take the reins in the second phase of Brexit negotiations. It was defeated 282 to 261.
Michel Barnier, who has been the chief Brexit negotiator for the other 27 European Union countries, has warned that a "no-deal" Brexit is "likely" because of Britain's political impasse.
May had already ruled out all the ideas under consideration.
The House of Commons on Monday threw out four alternatives to May's Brexit deal - the second day of inconclusive votes on options.
Defense Minister Tobias Ellwood urged fellow Conservative lawmakers to compromise to ensure an orderly Brexit.Читайте также: Theresa May veut réclamer un nouveau report à l'Union européenne — Brexit
May said she wanted the Withdrawal Agreement Bill to be passed before May 22 so that the United Kingdom did not have to take part in elections that month to the European Parliament.
The April 12 deadline, imposed by the European Union, gives May less than two weeks to bridge the hostile divide that separates those in her government who want to sever links with the European Union and those who want to keep the ties that have bound Britain to the bloc for nearly 50 years.
"So today I am taking action to break the logjam: I am offering to sit down with the Leader of the Opposition and to try to agree a plan - that we would both stick to - to ensure that we leave the European Union and that we do so with a deal". It was backed by opposition parties, plus some of May's Conservatives - mainly those who want to stay in the bloc.
The range of choices, and lack of consensus, reflect a Parliament and a government deeply divided over how - and whether - to leave the EU. "The British Parliament has said itself that it doesn't want a disorderly Brexit".
May's chief whip, responsible for party discipline, said the government should have been clearer that May's loss of her majority in parliament in a snap 2017 election would "inevitably" lead it to accept a softer Brexit.
But Chief Secretary to the Treasury Liz Truss said it would be better than a soft Brexit.
"I hope that we can still find a solution", German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
Amid all the uncertainty, analysts have said the economic impact in Britain could be massive.
Barnier was addressing a think tank in Brussels the day after British lawmakers again failed to unite behind any alternative to the Brexit withdrawal agreement Prime Minister Theresa May signed past year.
"We will need a further extension of Article 50, one that is as short as possible and which ends when we pass a deal", she said.
"A sphinx is an open book in direct comparison with the British Parliament", he told the Saarland state legislature in Saarbruecken, Germany.
"We need to get Brexit done, because we have so much more to do, and so much more that unites the Conservative party than divides us", Johnson wrote in Monday's Daily Telegraph, which sounded to some like a leadership bid.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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