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Result of UK parliament votes on Brexit options shows PM May's deal is best: minister

Britain's Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union Stephen Barclay is seen outside Downing Street in London, Britain, March 27, 2019. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

LONDON (Reuters) - The fact that none of the alternative Brexit options voted on by British lawmakers on Wednesday won the support of a majority shows that Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal is the best option, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said.

Lawmakers grabbed control of the Brexit process on Wednesday to try to break the impasse over May’s Brexit deal, which has been rejected twice by parliament.

“The results of the process this House (of Commons) has gone through today strengthens our view that the deal the government has negotiated is the best option,” Barclay told parliament.

Reporting by Kate Holton and David Milliken, Writing by Kylie MacLellan, editing by Elizabeth Piper

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