Project Fear

Today is the day that Project Fear died

11 November 2019 12:43

We were about to crash out of the EU without a deal. The political system was in deadlock. Businesses were…

Why politicians should fear Project Fear

7 December 2018 18:31

‘Project Fear’ didn’t work out in the 2016 Brexit referendum, with voters turning against the ‘experts’ maligned by Michael Gove…

Two years on: six of the worst Brexit predictions

26 June 2018 0:18

It’s just over two years since the UK voted to leave the European Union in what proved to be a…

The writers of the Guardian’s ‘Brexit Shorts’ have swallowed Project Fear

25 June 2017 9:00

Earlier this week the Guardian launched ‘Brexit Shorts’, a series of monologues written by Britain’s ‘leading playwrights’ about the aftermath…

What the papers say: How Project Fear failed to materialise

18 April 2017 8:45

Exactly a year ago today, George Osborne was busy unveiling the Treasury’s famously doom-laden analysis about Brexit. Now with his…

What the papers say: Boris’s ‘indiscreet’ way with words and Project Fear comes unstuck

17 November 2016 8:32

In the run-up to the referendum, the Treasury warned that unemployment would rise by half-a-million. Today, this prophecy comes in…

Brexit U-turns: who is rowing back on their Project Fear warnings?

21 September 2016 12:35

In the run-up to the referendum, we were warned Brexit would unleash misery. George Osborne suggested a vote for Brexit…

Wetherspoon’s boss is right to mock doomster economists over Brexit

9 September 2016 17:32

In the referendum run-up, we were inundated with warnings and messages of doom and gloom about the untold damage Brexit…

Europol chief rows back on Brexit ‘Project Fear’ warnings

22 July 2016 8:55

Those who acted as the biggest cheerleaders for Project Fear in the run-up to the referendum now have the awkward…

Scottish Brexit poll shows big drop in support for ‘Remain’

15 June 2016 12:54

‘Remain’ have being having a woeful time in the polls lately, with numerous surveys putting ‘Leave’ ahead. But north of…

Project Fear turn it up to 11: Brexit could spell the end of western civilisation, says Donald Tusk

13 June 2016 12:34

It’s happened. After weeks of Project Fear warnings from the Remain camp — from WW3 to house prices actually falling…

So what if Brexit briefly raises the cost of a family holiday, Prime Minister?

24 May 2016 8:18

Nicola Sturgeon urged the Government yesterday to lay off the ‘Project Fear’ strategy and instead focus on spelling out the…

Even religious polemics can’t inject any life into the Brexit debate

21 May 2016 9:32

Churches are generally ideal venues for public debates. But there’s a slight chance that a speech about the perils of…

The danger of Michael Gove’s vague optimism

19 April 2016 9:23

After yesterday’s furore over Treasury warnings about exactly what Brexit will cost British families, today it’s Michael Gove’s turn to…

No, our campaign to stay in Europe will not be ‘Project Fear’

13 October 2015 18:20

Britain Stronger in Europe launched yesterday at a packed event in East London introducing a range of our Board members…

The SNP bow out of the shambolic EU ‘in’ campaign

13 October 2015 9:05

After the chaotic launch of the Britain Stronger in Europe campaign (didn’t they work out that having the acronym BSE…

Scottish Nationalism’s Dangerous Cult of Victimhood

11 December 2013 16:11

Danny Finkelstein’s column in the Times today is characteristically elegant and incisive. In politics as in life he writes, “whatever apparent…