Brussels has launched its own version of Project Fear by suggesting British workers will be at a higher risk of cancer as a result of Brexit.

A European Commission briefing paper claims the UK could dilute health and safety laws in an attempt to “lower production costs”, which would result in “higher exposure to chemicals and carcinogens”.

 David Davis, the Brexit Secretary is irritated by the false claims and will on Tuesday hit back at them by rubbishing the idea that post-Brexit Britain will be a “dystopian” world akin to the Mad Max films.