How Much Of Brexit Coverage Focuses On The No Deal Scenario?

Brexit is one of the biggest UK news stories, but how much of the coverage has focused on the specter of a no-deal crash out?

The timeline below shows the percentage of BBC News London mentions of "brexit" that appeared within 15 seconds of either "no deal" or "crash" since January 1, 2017 (the start of the Internet Archive's monitoring of BBC News).

Live Version.

The specter of a no-deal crash out first really entered the media lexicon last summer, died down this summer and has risen steadily since late May 2019. Over the past month it has gradually ebbed.

The timeline below shows the same graph for worldwide online news coverage.

Live Version.

Here the results are even more stark, though it too shows a rapid easing in coverage mentioning the no deal scenario.