Fact checks looking at the impact and reported impact of brexit on the UK economy
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.
The economy fact checks
How wages and pensions in the UK and France compare
A tweet shared more than 5,000 times makes a number of comparisons between France and the UK, many of which need context or are not quite right.
Jeff Bezos couldn’t give every Amazon worker £90,000
A bonus suggested by the Labour MP Zarah Sultana would cost more than Mr Bezos’s reported total wealth, let alone any wealth he gained during the pandemic.