Brexit

Fact checks looking at the impact and reported impact of brexit on the UK economy

18 October 2019

This comparison between Brexit’s impact and the financial crisis is flawed

Government analysis estimated GDP and wages will be lower following Brexit than if the UK remained in the EU. It’s wrong to say the analysis says GDP and wages will …

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This comparison between Brexit’s impact and the financial crisis is flawed
15 August 2019

£4 billion Brexit stockpiling claim based on flawed survey

A survey claiming that Britons have spent £4 billion on Brexit stockpiling likely over-counted the amount being stockpiled.

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£4 billion Brexit stockpiling claim based on flawed survey
25 July 2019

There’s no solid evidence to support this Brexit Party MEP’s claim about fishermen’s nets

Ann Widdecombe made a claim about fishing regulation during her maiden speech at the EU parliament saying they’d reduced income by 40%.

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There’s no solid evidence to support this Brexit Party MEP’s claim about fishermen’s nets
25 July 2019

The EU "divorce bill"

The latest estimate for the size of the UK’s ‘divorce bill’ with the EU is £33 billion.

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The EU "divorce bill"
8 July 2019

The UK's EU membership fee

In 2018 the UK government paid £13 billion to the EU budget, and EU spending on the UK was forecast to be £4 billion. So the UK’s ‘net contribution’ was …

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The UK's EU membership fee
13 February 2019

Mark Carney didn’t say Brexit could usher in “a golden age of trade”

Bank of England governor Mark Carney said Brexit is the first test of the new global order, not that it could usher in a golden age of trade.

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Mark Carney didn’t say Brexit could usher in “a golden age of trade”
17 December 2018

How accurate have Brexit forecasts been since the referendum?

Revisions to economic forecasts after the Brexit vote proved to be fairly accurate in the medium term, though less so in the short term.

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How accurate have Brexit forecasts been since the referendum?
26 October 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 25 October 2018 came from Barrow-in-Furness. Topics covered included Brexit, austerity, Trident and non-disclosure agreements.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
12 October 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 11 October 2018 came from Edinburgh. Topics covered included Universal Credit, Brexit and education in Scotland and the line-up included Kezia Dugdale, Mike Russell and Fraser Nelson.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
21 September 2018

BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

Question Time on 20 September 2018 came from the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury. Topics covered included the Chequers deal, rail nationalisation, Islamophobia, and party conferences.

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BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck

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