From imperiled raspberries to stroppy peers, the road to EU divorce is littered with potential obstructions and pitfalls. Here are some of them
A IS FOR ASTRONAUTS
Space, the final frontier. As a contingency against Brexit exiting horribly incorrect, the government hopes to go where no government has been going on and seek out new world and brand-new civilisations. Executives will be presenting a opening industry invoice paying them the power to permission spaceplanes and spaceports. So if he fails to secure the frictionless metes with the EU that he tries, Liam Fox can try his fluke negotiating free trade agreements with extraterrestrials.
B IS FOR BORIS JOHNSON
Once and likely future pretender to the Tory crown whose dismissals of interest in Mrs Mays tottering throne are strangely disbelieved by everyone. Some Boris-backers in his party argue that their next commander needs to be a Tory who campaigned for Brexit in order to persuade the Conservative party to swallow a little striking form of withdrawal 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 programme, the foreign secretary registered a 10 on the internationally recognised Abbott scale of automobile accident interviews.
C IS FOR CITIZENS RIGHTS
The future status of EU citizens in Britain and Brits living in the EU27 is the key zone of contention in the opening spats of the process of negotiations. Mrs May shaped what she called a bold and generous offering. The commission smelt that it was insufficient. Behind the posturing, both sides agree on the imperative to reach an agreement conceding reciprocally recognised claims to the millions feigned. That doesnt mean 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 council of ministers likewise suggested that she had with the Democratic Unionist party until it began bargaining over the cost of its support in Westminster. The 10 Unionist MPs will be critical in keeping the Tory minority government on the road and in knife-edge, Brexit-related votes in the Commons. The Unionists are already smoke 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 ambush and defeat at each stage of the Brexit process by combinations of Tory rebels, opposition parties( view Holyrood and Jeremy Corbyn) and stroppy peers( investigate Lords ).
E IS FOR EMERGENCY BRAKE
An idea for inhibiting immigration that David Cameron exploited in his doomed “ve been trying to” induce the EU more palatable to shake voters. The UK would be granted some influence to curtail flows of immigration while still retaining effective the members of the single market. Some Labour parties have supported alternative solutions notion: migration to be restricted to those who have a activity offer in Britain. The EU might regard this as two examples of Britain trying to have its cake and eat it( Realize Boris ).