From peril raspberries to stroppy peers, the road to EU divorce is littered with potential deterrents and drawbacks. Here are some of them
A IS FOR ASTRONAUTS
Space, the final frontier. As a contingency against Brexit extending horribly wrong, the governmental forces hopes to go where no government has gone before and seek out new worlds and new civilisations. Officials will be presenting a room industry legislation demonstrating them the power to permission spaceplanes and spaceports. So if he fails to secure the frictionless margins with the EU that he endeavours, Liam Fox can try his luck negotiating free trade agreements with extraterrestrials.
B IS FOR BORIS JOHNSON
Once and likely future pretender to the Tory crown whose prohibitions of interest in Mrs Mays swaying throne are strangely disbelieved by everyone. Some Boris-backers in his party “re saying that” their next ruler needs to be a Tory who campaigned for Brexit in order to influenced the Conservative states parties to swallow a less stark version of disavowal which prioritises protecting the economy. Johnsonphobes say no one in Europe takes him severely. They too point to a shambolic turn on the BBC last week. Under interrogation by the superb Eddie Mairof Radio 4s PM program, the foreign secretary registered a 10 on the internationally recognised Abbott scale of car accident interviews.
C IS FOR CITIZENS RIGHTS
The future status of EU citizens in Britain and Brits living in the EU27 is a key zone of contention in the opening conflicts of peace negotiations. Mrs May obliged what she called a bold and generous offering. The board sniffed that it was insufficient. Behind the posturing, both sides will be voting in favour of the imperative to reach an agreement conceding reciprocally recognised rights to the millions changed. That doesnt signify getting there will be easy.
D IS FOR DEEP( AND SPECIAL) RELATIONSHIP
What the government says it craves with the EU after the break-up. Darling, its me , not you. What the cabinet of ministers also suggested that she had with the Democratic Unionist party until it began bargaining over the cost of the support services in Westminster. The 10 Unionist MPs are very important in keeping the Tory minority government on the road and in knife-edge, Brexit-related votes in the Commons. The Unionists are already fume that the Tories are taking them for granted; the Tories are already harrumphing that the DUP is too greedy. This is a pointer to just how susceptible the government will be in parliament where it will be at risk of attack and defeat at all the stages of the Brexit process by combinations of Tory mavericks, opposition parties( attend Holyrood and Jeremy Corbyn) and stroppy peers( visualize Lords ).
E IS FOR EMERGENCY BRAKE
An idea for inhibiting immigration that David Cameron expended in his doomed attempt to prepare the EU more palatable to jive voters. The UK would be granted some dominance to curtail surges of in-migration while still retaining effective membership of the single grocery. Some Labour parties have promoted alternative solutions notion: migration to be restricted to those who have a enterprise furnish in Britain. The EU might involve this as an example of Britain trying to have its cake and eat it( Receive Boris ).