Project Fear Watch

Will there come a point when people realise that the cost of Brexit is too high?

Fear from Inside Out
Fear from Inside Out
“Project Fear!” he cried, fresh from posting a particularly harrowing still from an Isis video.

A rolling account of the damage done to the UK by the vote to leave the European Union. And remember: we haven’t left yet.


Few benefits to 15% fall in sterling

Student loan interest rates set to rise by a third

UK labour shortages reported as EU worker numbers fall

Brexit squeeze on living standards intensifies

UK slips to bottom of G7 growth table

Food ‘could rot in fields’ without cheap migrant labour, say farmers

City will relocate up to 9,000 jobs to Europe after Brexit

Hi-tech financial firms flee amid Brexit doubts

Small businesses face £3.6bn shortfall when EU grants are cut off

London ‘no longer best place’ for fintech startups

Brexit will cost UK 30,000 jobs in finance sector

Airlines ‘will have to relocate to Europe after Brexit’

Cosmetics firm Lush to move expansion plans abroad

Leaving with no deal ‘disastrous’, say manufacturers

Brexit-related bank moves could cause financial instability across Europe

Rolls-Royce posts record losses after Brexit

BMW to pull production of E-Mini from UK

UK will lose €40bn of direct EU funding after Brexit

Brexit jeopardises £487bn of US investment in UK

EU and UK ‘heading for economic cold war’

1,000 jobs at risk as shoe retailer Brantano goes into administration

40% of games companies considering relocating to EU

Vote begins to bite as rising food and fuel bills hit retail sales

Portion sizes shrinking to hide rise in import costs

Customs gridlock could damage UK trade

Brexit migration controls could push retirement age beyond 70

Leaving EU could cost UK billions in extra tariffs

Parts of UK that voted Brexit ‘most vulnerable to its effects’

100,000 euro clearing jobs under threat

Brexit-driven inflation rises to highest level in four years

UK loses EU ‘crown jewels’ of banking and medicines agencies

UK needs to renegotiate 759 separate treaties just to stand still

Higher education and research

UK universities tumble in world rankings over Brexit concerns

Applications to UK universities down 7% since Brexit vote

Erasmus scheme may exclude British students after Brexit

Brexit will leave UK bit-part player’ in science

Heriot-Watt University announces axeing of 100 jobs

Britons ‘bumped off’ EU medical research grants

1,400 EU academics have left UK since referendum vote


British children with cancer could miss out on drug trials

Number of EU nurses coming to UK down by 90% since referendum vote

60% of European doctors considering leaving because of Brexit

600,000 people could lose access to clinical trials

Britons likely to lose health cover in Europe after Brexit


Apple raises price of apps by 25%

Apple laptops go up by as much as £500

Microsoft PCs rise by up to £400

Toblerone maker reduces weight of bars

The Great Tesco Marmite Shortage Scandal

Price of Guinness, Baileys to rise because of Brexit

Price of chocolate bars set to rocket

Chocolate, drinks portions being reduced with no price drop

Cost of making a car in UK could rise by £2,400

Brexit set to push up price of champagne and prosecco

Beer brands pulled from Tesco shelves over price-rise row

Sound system manufacturer Sonos raises prices by 25%

Brits may have to pay to visit Europe after Brexit

UK tourists will have to pay mobile phone roaming charges after Brexit

Spending on clothing hits five-year low

Mothercare to raise price of clothing and toys


Brexit may be final straw for some couples

Dutch woman who has lived in UK for 30 years may have to leave (one of many such cases)

Applications for Irish passports rise by 42%

3 million EU citizens may face ‘deliberate hostility’ policy

EU citizens face legal limbo after Brexit

Britons living in EU face Brexit backlash

Hard Brexit means hard border for Ireland

Brexit jeopardises Northern Ireland peace process

Damaging Brexit could fuel Welsh independence movement

Brexit threatens territorial status of Gibraltar

Ending free movement is no quick fix for low wages, say Lords

Immigration unlikely to fall by much after Brexit

Sturgeon seeks second referendum on Scottish independence

Politics & global reputation

Transitional deal may need to be ratified by 38 parliaments

Brexit has damaged UK’s reputation among young Europeans

May’s threatening language ‘has made UK a laughing stock in Europe’

Race hate crimes/far right terrorism

No, they’re not “fake news”.

Brexit jeopardises fight against terrorism

Far-right activist’s shocking rant on Channel 4 News: ‘Take in a Syrian refugee, I hope you don’t get raped’

Vile solicitor launches racist tirade at mother and son on train

Man kicks Muslim woman in stomach, causing her to lose unborn twins

Race crimes on underground rise by 57% after Brexit vote

Hate crimes have risen by up to 100% since Brexit

Man kicked to death by gang ‘for speaking Polish’

Gang inflicts serious head injuries on teenage refugee in Croydon

The cowardly, brutal murder of Jo Cox MP


UK’s millionaires believe Brexit will make them richer

End to free movement of animals could threaten endangered species

Warnings of customs chaos at ports in event of hard Brexit

Brexit will overburden already creaking civil service

EU working to push UK out of Euro space agency

Brexit will delay nuclear power stations

Senior civil servants considering stepping down over Brexit tensions

Gibraltar poses threat to post-Brexit aviation access

Ryanair will have to suspend flights in absence of Brexit deal

EU countries line up to host European Medicines Agency

Racing industry concerns over end of free movement for horses

Top orchestra quits Britain over Brexit migration clampdown

UK Sport warned of more Brexit funding cuts

Loss of access to EU talent will damage UK architecture industry

Brexit will damage fight against corruption, OECD warns

Parliament failing to scrutinise legislation properly because of Brexit overload

Denmark will claim centuries-old fishin rights in UK waters after Brexit

Replacing EU workers in hotels and restaurants could take 10 years

Employers struggling to fill vacancies

Top chefs refuse to move to London because of Brexit

Hard Brexit will mean up to 40% tariffs on UK agriculture exports, an end to free healthcare in the EU for UK citizens, loss of passporting rights for the City, and an end to the Free Skies agreement, Davis admits

Since I’m probably not going to be updating this as often as I should, for all the latest on the EU clusterfuck, check out Jon Henley’s excellent weekly Brexit briefing for the Guardian.

NB: The jolly impressive Brexit Shitstorm Forecast is a much more comprehensive resource on the same subject. I don’t want to steal their thunder. However, since it tries to be both compendious and balanced, there’s a lot to get through. My page will just consist of edited lowlights.

Author: Andy Bodle

Perennially grumpy middle-aged git with broadly negative views on just about everything. Was intermittently funny once.

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