Why would the EU be offering you guys anything special?
The UK politicians made it very clear that they thought they should have everything they desired, yet this while saying lots of BS about they EU and even going so far as going back of things agreed to previously.
It is not like the UK came to the table in the spirit of friendship, instead you guys made as if the EU should feel lucky to get a deal. Talk about lacking a sense of reality, someone forgot that while the EU is by far the most important trading partner of the UK it is not so the other way round.
Part of the difficulties is the thing about Ireland, Northern Ireland, the good Friday agreement and how that is work out. Since Ireland is a member then of course the EU is going to be protecting Ireland, if not then what sort of club would the EU be.