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Know Your No Deal: How will a no-deal Brexit affect our lives?

New Statesman writers and contributors scrutinise the potential impacts of Britain leaving the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.

Whether you see it as a cliff edge or an opportunity, no-deal Brexit is on its way and will profoundly impact all of our lives. So our writers and contributors are looking ahead at how it could play out. Their discoveries will be regularly updated on this page, so if you want to Know Your No Deal, bookmark it and click on the pieces below:

The polling

Does the British public want a no-deal Brexit?

By Joe Twyman, a pollster at Deltapoll


“Music venues rely on free movement”: Will a no-deal Brexit affect your favourite bands?

By Ellen Peirson-Hagger, the New Statesman's culture assistant


“Stockpiling is not good for society”: Will a no deal Brexit mean medicine shortages?

By Anoosh Chakelian, the New Statesman's senior writer

As a heart transplant patient, I fear no-deal Brexit is truly “do or die”

By Joshua Murray-Nevill


Would a no-deal Brexit cause a recession?

By Arno Hantzsche and Garry Young, economists at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research

How bad would a no-deal Brexit be for the economy?

By Jonathan Portes, professor of economics and public policy, King’s College


From multicultural to medieval: could a no-deal Brexit change our food culture?

By Emily Bootle, the New Statesman's editorial assistant

Why experts think food shortages are coming in a no-deal Brexit

By Indra Warnes, the New Statesman's subeditor


Will a no-deal Brexit lead to mass culling of sheep?

By Will Dunn, the New Statesman's managing editor


“Just another item on our to-do list”: The popcorn maker’s Brexit business diary

By Adam Sopher, a director and co-founder of Joe & Seph's gourmet popcorn