The British government published its long-awaited Brexit blueprint Thursday that it hopes will restart talks with the European Union, but its launch was mired in farce after a protest by MPs briefly suspended a sitting of the House of Commons.
Although UK officials insist that the proposal is different to other pacts between the EU and third countries, it is essentially closest to the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement.
A banged up vehicle decorated with a banner saying "For sale - but no one's buying May's Brexit banger" is driven around Parliament Square in London.
That will infuriate many Brexiteers - indeed, it is what forced David Davis, Boris Johnson and Steve Baker to quit Government.
"I don't know if that is what they voted for", he said.
In her forword, May insists that the United Kingdom will leave the single market, customs union, common agricultural policy and the commons fisheries policy, "take back control of our money, laws, and borders, and begin a new exciting chapter in our nation's history". "That is exactly what we will do".
The draft Brexit plan published yesterday suggests services will be split from goods outside of any trading relationship between Brexit Britain and the EU.
The plans laid out Thursday in a 98-page government paper gave Britain's most detailed answer yet to the question of what will replace them. Such an approach would avoid disruption to automakers and other manufacturers that source parts from multiple countries.
The proposal comes days after senior ministers resigned from the cabinet against Prime Minister Theresa May's plans for what is being called as "soft-Brexit" as opposed to many of her ruling party colleagues, who have campaigned for "hard-Brexit".
The plan falls short of the current "passporting" rights that enable the country's financial services industry to trade freely with the EU. Banks in particular will lose their current access to the European Union market, as the government gives up on its earlier plan for both sides to recognize each other's regulations.
This will include participating in EU agencies and schemes such as the European Chemicals Agency, the European Aviation Safety Agency, the European Medicines Agency, law enforcement agencies Europol and Eurojust and the student exchange scheme Erasmus.
And while Britain will no longer fall under the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice - a longtime bugbear of Brexit supporters - British courts will "pay due regard" to European court case law in relevant cases. Brexiteer ringleader Jacob Rees-Mogg declared the plan "does not respect the referendum result" while Tory MPs lined up to condemn the plans in Parliament.
Pro-EU lawmakers, in contrast, think the proposed post-Brexit ties with the bloc are not close enough.
The paper says that leaving the European Union will allow Britain to boost trade agreements with "old friends and new allies", with "frictionless" access to the European Union market.