"The British public have voted to leave the European Union". Equally, it was recognised that many more challenges remain, not just of substance but of process with such little time remaining to agree a deal before exit day in March 2019.
A senior Conservative member of the parliament on Tuesday called for the 2016 European Union referendum to be rerun after the publishing of an investigation that showed the official leave campaign had breached electoral rules and regulations. Two senior ministers resigned in protest shortly afterwards.
The Bill - which deals with the UK's post-Brexit trading arrangements - was passed by 318 votes to 285 in the House of Commons and will now go before the upper house.
However, Labour is understood to have instructed its MPs to vote against the move and several pro-European Tories have already indicated they will oppose any attempt to cut short the term with so much work to do on Brexit.
The next closest that the government comes in the White Paper to addressing the position of such independent providers of skills is when it talks of a plan to "protect the [UK-EU business community's] uniquely integrated supply chains".
That's not all. Theresa May is also under attack from the Remain wing of her bitterly divided party, with former Cabinet Minister Justine Greening launching a scathing attack on her Chequers plan and calling for a second Brexit referendum.
"We need to see stronger commitments on participation in Creative Europe and broadcasting", the CIF said, referring to the government's unspecified pledges to both continue with CE and "seek the best possible" deal for the audio-visual sector.
She tweeted: "Govt are running scared and using silly tactics to avoid plotting by their own MPs". The paper also features revelations from Piers Morgan's interview with US President Donald Trump on Air Force One.
In an article in the Mail on Sunday, May urged eurosceptics to keep their "eyes on the prize", warning: "If we don't, we risk ending up with no Brexit at all".
And he said he was concerned the plan would become "even more compromised" in negotiations with the EU.
One of the amendments would enshrine in law that there would be no customs border down the Irish Sea between the island of Ireland and the British mainland.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, the leader of the powerful European Research Group of eurosceptic Conservative MPs, warned May's approach would split her party.
But even before the European Union has had time to assess her vision for Britain's future ties with the bloc, her plans have come under fire from both camps in the Conservative Party.
"The only solution is to take the final Brexit decision out of the hands of deadlocked politicians, away from the backroom deals, and give it back to the people", she said.