From threatened raspberries to stroppy peers, the road to EU divorce is littered with potential obstacles and perils. Here are some of them
A IS FOR ASTRONAUTS
Space, the final frontier. As a contingency against Brexit disappearing horribly wrong, the government hopes to go where no government has been going on and seek out new worlds and new civilisations. Executives will be presenting a cavity industry greenback holding them the power to permission spaceplanes and spaceports. So if he fails to secure the frictionless perimeters with the EU that he strives, 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 rejections of interest in Mrs Mays swaying throne are strangely rejected by everyone. Some Boris-backers in his party argue that their next governor needs to be a Tory who campaigned for Brexit in order to persuade the Republican states parties to swallow a little stark form of retirement which prioritises protecting the economy. Johnsonphobes say no one in Europe takes him seriously. They likewise point to a shambolic turn on the BBC last week. Under interrogation by the excellent Eddie Mairof Radio 4s PM programme, the foreign ministers registered a 10 on the internationally recognised Abbott scale of vehicle crash 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 tussles of peace negotiations. Mrs May shaped what she called a bold and generous give. The commissioning smelt that it was insufficient. Behind the posturing, both sides agree on the imperative to come to an agreement conceding reciprocally recognised privileges to the millions changed. That doesnt represent getting there will be easy.
D IS FOR DEEP( AND SPECIAL) RELATIONSHIP
What the government says it requires with the EU after the break-up. Darling, its me , not you. What the cabinet of ministers too suggested that she had with the Democratic Unionist party until it began bargaining over the price of the support services 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 awarded; the Tories are already harrumphing that the DUP is too greedy. This is a pointer to just how susceptible the government will be in assembly 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( visualize Holyrood and Jeremy Corbyn) and stroppy peers( watch Lords ).
E IS FOR EMERGENCY BRAKE
An idea for curbing immigration that David Cameron utilized in his doomed is making an effort to induce the EU more palatable to swing voters. The UK would be granted some influence to kerb surges of migration while still retaining effective membership of the single sell. Some Labour people have promoted alternative solutions notion: migration to be restricted to those who have a enterprise offer in Britain. The EU might regard this as an example of Britain trying to have its cake and eat it( Recognize Boris ).