Perhaps, by some miracle in the coming days, wiser heads in the United Kingdom government and parliament can construct a longer Brexit extension for a year or more that would allow a period of national reflection, resulting possibly in a new general election or even a second referendum, a so-called "people's vote", on whether to leave the European Union under now-known terms.
Lawmakers should now vote on a range of Brexit options on Wednesday, giving parliament a chance to indicate whether it can agree on a deal with closer ties to Brussels, and then try to push the government in that direction.
She made clear she would not feel bound by the result of any indicative votes - which could include a "softer" Norway-style deal, or a second referendum.
May's Brexit deal with the EU.
"But I also indicated that I was continuing to talk to colleagues across this House [of Commons], and I would hope to be able to bring back a vote in this House that enables us to guarantee Brexit", she told parliament.
May's statement on Monday came after she fought off a half-formed attempt to oust her.
And despite her own admission of not having enough support for her deal, May has urged lawmakers to change their minds and back her, saying the only other options were cancelling or delaying Brexit. The Sunday Times reported 11 unidentified ministers agreed May should stand down, warning she has become a toxic and erratic figure whose judgment has "gone haywire".
Some lawmakers publicly called for May to go.
The government was defeated by 329 votes to 302 on the cross-party amendment, a majority of 27.
Prime Minister Theresa May has warned however that handing over the Commons agenda - normally controlled by Government - to Parliament would set an "unwelcome" constitutional precedent.
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"No government could give a blank cheque to commit to an outcome without knowing what it is", Mrs May said before the vote.
He added: "The government has failed and this House must, and I believe will, succeed".
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn drew criticism from Remain campaigners for failing to attend the march despite the Labour party's tentative commitment to campaign for a second referendum; protesters chanted "where's Jeremy Corbyn?".
She then asked the European Union for a short extension to Article 50 against the advice of her ministers and was only granted an extension until 22 May provided she could get her deal through the Commons.
Earlier, Mrs May's divided cabinet of senior ministers had met to discuss a way forward.
May's ministers denied knowledge of a weekend plot to force her to give a date for leaving office.
Mrs May said there were not enough backers to support another referendum, a new agreement, or not leaving the European Union at all.
The PM also said that parliament would debate secondary legislation on Wednesday to formally change the date of Brexit in British law. If not, Britain will have until April 12 to offer a new plan or decide to leave without a treaty.
The continuation of Britain's Brexit impasse into the final furlong has prompted the European Commission to step up its preparations for an abrupt and disruptive British departure on the new D-day of April 12. 'She can not both accept that her deal does not have the numbers and stand in the way of finding an alternative, ' he added.
To get her deal passed, May must win over at least 75 MPs who voted against her on March 12 - dozens of rebels in her Conservative Party, some opposition Labour Party MPs and the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), which props up her minority government but has rejected her deal so far.
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