From menaced raspberries to stroppy peers, the road to EU divorce is littered with potential deterrents and perils. Here are some of them
A IS FOR ASTRONAUTS
Space, the final frontier. As a contingency against Brexit extending horribly wrong, the government hopes to go where no government has gone before and seek out new world and new civilisations. Officials will be presenting a seat manufacture proposal presenting them the authority to license spaceplanes and spaceports. So if he fails to secure the frictionless borderlines with the EU that he tries, 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 rejections of interest in Mrs Mays tottering throne are strangely rejected by everyone. Some Boris-backers in his party was considered that their next lead needs to be a Tory who campaigned for Brexit in order to persuade the Republican states parties to swallow a less striking form of withdrawal which prioritises protecting the economy. Johnsonphobes say no one in Europe takes him severely. They also point to a shambolic turn on the BBC last week. Under inquisition by the excellent Eddie Mairof Radio 4s PM program, the foreign minister registered a 10 on the internationally recognised Abbott scale of vehicle disintegrate interviews.
C IS FOR CITIZENS RIGHTS
The future status of EU citizens in Britain and Brits living in the EU27 is a crucial zone of contention in the opening spats of the process of negotiations. Mrs May realized what she called a bold and generous volunteer. The commission sniffed that it was insufficient. Behind the posturing, both sides are in favour of the imperative to reach an agreement conceding reciprocally recognised claims to the millions altered. That doesnt entail 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 prime minister also proposed 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 fuming that the Tories are taking them for conceded; 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 waylay and defeat at each stage of the Brexit process by combinations of Tory rebels, opposition political parties( read Holyrood and Jeremy Corbyn) and stroppy peers( interpret Lords ).
E IS FOR EMERGENCY BRAKE
An idea for restraining immigration that David Cameron use in his doomed am trying to attain the EU more palatable to fluctuate voters. The UK would be granted some superpower to curb rises of immigration while still retaining effective the members of the single grocery. Some Labour beings have helped alternative methods thought: migration to be restricted to those who have a occupation offer in Britain. The EU might see this as an example of Britain trying to have its cake and eat it( Read Boris ).