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The EU did not completely outlaw use of imperial measures in the UK
Claims that the EU forced the UK to adopt the metric system and made the use of imperial measures illegal are not entirely true.
Claims of an EU mineral water ban need a drop of context
Manufacturers can continue to export to Britain, as long as they renew their accreditation by 7 January 2022.
The government’s numbers on savings for wine drinkers don’t add up
The government estimated its new imports policy will save wine drinkers £130 million. An industry body puts the figure at around £30 million.
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The Liberal Democrats, SNP and Plaid Cymru all pledge to immediately restore the overseas aid target
Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey claimed his is “the only party” calling for spending on foreign aid to be restored to 0.7% of Gross National Income.
Youth unemployment no longer at historic low
The rate reached its lowest level last summer but has been rising ever since.