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Hardliners won’t like this soft Brexit plan. Tough – we have little choice | Simon Jenkins

Few want visas for Europe, fruit farms closing, or NHS staff sent packing. None of that need happen if we negotiate properly

• Simon Jenkins is a Guardian columnist, author and broadcaster

At last the fog is starting to clear around Britain’s Brexit negotiating position. The cloud is lifting, and we can see what lies beyond. It is nothing. There is no negotiating position. There is just an unbridgeable gap between idea and practicality. That gap continues to mesmerise political conversation.

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