Brexit blues

As frustration mounts over the UK’s shambolic attempts to leave the EU, the FT’s William Wallis travels around the country to test the mood

The protracted messy departure from the EU is proving bad for people’s mental health

Leave-voting Sunderland is ‘sick’ of delays with many preferring any form of exit to current limbo

Residents are less worried about crashing out of EU than holding politicians to account

Disenchantment in Stoke boosts Leave support but unions fear no-deal withdrawal

Residents shrug off warnings that port will suffer as support for disorderly exit rises

Locals are worried about customs checks, tariffs — and the return of old tensions