What Brexit means
Fact checks about the reported impacts of Brexit including imports, holidays, passports and the single market.
No, the Treasury doesn’t expect the economy to shrink if we sign a Canada-style deal with the EU
The Treasury estimates that Brexit will cause GDP to grow more slowly than if we hadn’t left the EU, but not to shrink.
When arriving to an EU airport, which queue do I now use at passport control?
Continue to use the EU/EEA/Switzerland queue at European airports until the end of 2020.
You can have freedom of movement outside the EU if you’re in the single market
Norway and some other countries follow the free movement rules of the single market without being EU members.
Europe fact checks
No, the ‘P’ on your passport does not stand for ‘peasant’
A Facebook post falsely claims that the capital ‘P’ which appears on passports under “type” stands for “peasants”.
Has Brexit caused higher gas prices?
There are a number of factors at play but leaving the Internal Energy Market is unlikely to be a significant one.