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May’s Brexit plan is here, and it’s a dead duck already | Polly Toynbee

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Never has there been a white paper of such profound potential importance and simultaneous absolute insignificanceToday, the government publishes its Brexit plan, two long years too late. The Chequers plan in this white paper should be a Magna Carta to lay out the country’s economic future and the destiny of Britain’s place in the world. In practice this poor specimen is dead on arrival. Never has there been a white paper of such profound potential importance and simultaneous absolute insignificance. No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy, (Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, Prussian chief of staff). This plan has so many enemies it should never have made it past the drawing board. Least threatening to it are the hard Brexiters, putting down killer amendments to kill off its central idea:
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