Opponents of a hard Brexit have been scaremongering on a scale not seen since David Cameron and George Osborne launched “Project Fear” in the spring of 2016 in an attempt to get voters to reject Brexit in the referendum.
But 52 percent of Britons voted for Britain to leave and in the three years since Parliament has stymied attempts to carry out their wishes.
So what are the Remainers claiming will go wrong if Britain leaves the EU on 31 October?
If this letter is real, then the level of utterly unacceptable scaremongering and disinformation about a no deal brexit requires an immediate retraction, apology and correction.— Alicia Kearns (@aliciakearns) September 26, 2019
I cannot see this letter being anything other than ideologically driven. pic.twitter.com/8OrMiLEAel
The National Health Service
The National Audit Office says ministers will not know if there are enough medicines or medical supplies if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal next month.
Labour MP Meg Hillier, the chair of the public accounts committee and a Remainer, told The Guardian: “The Department of Health and Social Care still doesn’t know whether all stockpiles are in place, it has no idea whether social care providers are ready and it is still not certain whether all the freight capacity government needs will be in place on time. If government gets this wrong, it could have the gravest of consequences.”
With so much wailing about choice of language, nothing grates more than “crashing out” and “catastrophic no deal Brexit” used constantly by Remain. Utterly irresponsible violent words for baseless scaremongering, designed to cause maximum alarm. Hypocrites— Mark Cooper (@TrulyMarkCooper) September 27, 2019
Food and Fuel Shortages
Earlier this month the government was forced to release internal documents which warned of the worst consequences of a no deal Brexit.
The Operation Yellowhammer document said: “There is a risk panic buying will cause or exacerbate food supply disruption…Low-income groups will be disproportionately affected by any price rises in food and fuel.”
We are all now fully aware that a hard border is not necessary. This is just more pitiful scaremongering.— Karl Henry (@karlhenry08) September 22, 2019
Additionaly, if the EU wanted to stop a NO Deal Brexit, they could have been open to a bilateral free trade agreement that allows to leave unilaterally.
Good Friday Agreement
Tony Blair, the High Priest of the Remainer cult, said earlier this year that “it is an irresponsibility that is frankly sickening” that some British politicians “would sacrifice peace in Northern Ireland on the altar of Brexit.”
Sinn Fein’s Vice President, Michelle O'Neill, said last week a no-deal Brexit was "incompatible with the Good Friday Agreement."
Raymond McCord, whose son was murdered during The Troubles, told Sputnik on Friday, 27 September, he feared a return to “the bad old days” if there was a no deal Brexit and a hard Irish border.
Remainers take note. By going against the majority we risk ending up in a far darker place than the worst brexit scaremongering could have ever predicted. I foresee a future where staunch remainers would move heaven and earth to have left with no deal #Brexit #SupremeCourt— aryeh🌍 (@cholentyid) September 24, 2019
But Lord Trimble, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the Good Friday Agreement, said last year it was “rubbish” that Brexit will undermine the agreement.
Lord Trimble said: “The Good Friday Agreement was about dealing with constitutional issues, ending terrorism and bringing peace, not economic matters and there is only a passing reference to the EU.”
In February the Consumers’ Association magazine Which? said a no-deal Brexit could lead to UK travellers facing hours of delays because of additional entry checks at European Union airports.
They said six Spanish airports - Alicante, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Malaga, Ibiza and Palma- would be the worst affected.
Today I lost the international business of my biggest client. This is entirely down to #Brexit, brought to a head by @BorisJohnson headlining in the USA with no-deal scaremongering. The UK will not leave with no deal but our clients cannot take the risk, they're going to Poland.— Bull (@cockand) September 23, 2019
In September a survey by consumer magazine Which? - yes, them again - found a third of UK travellers were worried about disruption to flights caused by Brexit.
People aged between 18 and 24 and from London were most worried about the impact of Brexit.
Terrorism and Security
In November 2018 Ben Wallace, then Security Minister under Theresa May said crashing out of the European Union without a deal would result in a “real impact” on security co-operation as the UK loses access to EU databases, like the Schengen Information System (SIS) used to track down terrorists and serious criminals.
Mr Wallace, who was promoted to Defence Secretary when Boris Johnson became Prime Minister, has since changed his tune.
This kind of scaremongering is what causes food shortages - where people stock pile “just in case”. Or do you have hard facts no deal Brexit will cause food shortages? If so then thanks to the scum bag Tory Government for sending us back to a war time economy.— Michelle Green ǂ⃝⃝⃝⃝ (@Michelle_Green1) September 22, 2019
In February the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for Brexit, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Richard Martin, said British police officers and their European counterparts were dreading a no-deal Brexit.
At a press briefing he was asked by a journalist if Britain would be less safe in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
"Will we be less safe? Yes. Will criminal gangs be running amok? No. But will it make our jobs more difficult, yes," Mr. Martin said.