But it would still essentially mean a hard border on the island of Ireland and critics claim this would break the Good Friday Agreement, risking peace in Northern Ireland.
When Ms May was challenged in the Commons on the two options earlier in the day, she responded that there are “a number of ways” of delivering on the government’s commitments.
It is a form of courtship, consisting of social activities done by the couple, either alone or with others.
The protocols and practices of dating, and the terms used to describe it, vary considerably from country to country and over time.
However, there are quite a few comedies written in dialect, comic operas and operettas.
Also, as Robert Gernhardt, a great writer of comic poems, has pointed out, Germany has a great tradition in the short form, with an unbroken line of highly original comic poets spanning back at least to the beginning of the 18th century, something no other national literature other than the British can boast of.
Britons may even be surprised to hear that German (especially Northern German) humor is actually very similar to their own - a bizarre combination of dry wit and slapstick.
It means that with five months to go until a Brexit deal is supposed to be set, the UK still has no clear position on exactly what kind of customs arrangements it wants with the EU after withdrawal.
In a bid to preempt the deadlock, Downing Street had hinted ahead of Wednesday’s meeting that the prime minister’s thinking on customs options was “evolving” from the two options she had already set out.
was told that at the meeting on Wednesday, the defence secretary, Gavin Williamson, raised “grave concerns” over the partnership plan, while the new home secretary, Sajid Javid, is also said to have spoken against it.
Both David Davis and Liam Fox are also reported to be ready to quit their ministerial jobs if Ms May opts for the partnership option.
However, the nature of the medium means it doesn't travel well.