The Spice girls know about those Brexit negotiation considerations:
So tell me what you want, what you really, really want
I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha) I wanna, (ha)
I wanna really, really, really wanna zigazig ah
- The EU won't want the result of Brexit to make it look as if the UK has done better by leaving. Allowing UK to do well would mess up the politics and balance of whoever is left inside.
- Article 50 is only 268 words. It doesn't cover life after Brexit. At all.
- The EU are already indicating that they will want UK to lay out its exit negotiation points before they will respond. A case of who will blink first?
- There are already signs of some top UK industries looking for alternative homes, post Brexit. The City of London's dominant business springs to mind. The problem becomes that there is nowhere else attractive to site it. Yet.
- The UK civil service departments are slow at decision making and negotiation.
- The political classes are all looking at how they can pint fingers elsewhere.
- Activity and result are not the same thing. Like digging holes near to Hinkley is not the same as designing or building a power station.
- There is no plan.
- Even if a plan appears, it is supposed to be kept secret.
- It is impossible to get all the things that were in the original Brexit claims.
- The EU will want the UK to pay for everything, like now. Spending less is unlikely.
- A new guard of leaders will appear in the Eu and they will not want to acknowledge what their predecessors may have hinted at agreeing with UK.
- The Canadians have been negotiating for seven years with the EU and it is still not concluded.
- Even if the UK makes deals with non-EU countries, it is still further away and a less soft market than the EU has been.
- Tariffs may become secondary to changed legislation which could delay the introduction of new product and services to the EU.