Get the facts: Europe

1 October 2019

It’s not true to say a Brexit extension would cost £1 billion

You can say your plan is to leave with a deal, or you can say an extension will cost £1 billion a month, but you can't say both.

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It’s not true to say a Brexit extension would cost £1 billion
30 September 2019

EU staff don’t lose their pensions for criticising the EU

And nor would ex-commissioners like Neil Kinnock and Peter Mandelson.

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EU staff don’t lose their pensions for criticising the EU
30 September 2019

Claim Brexit is about concealing offshore accounts is baseless

New rules aim to prevent tax avoidance and money laundering but will not force the owners of offshore accounts to “come clean”.

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Claim Brexit is about concealing offshore accounts is baseless
26 September 2019

Is Luxembourg the biggest beneficiary of the EU?

A Facebook post falsely claims that Luxembourg receives the most EU spending, relative to what it pays in.

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Is Luxembourg the biggest beneficiary of the EU?
25 September 2019

The Lord Kerr who wrote Article 50 isn’t the Lord Kerr who sits on the Supreme Court

Lord Kerr of Kinlochard is a different person to Lord Kerr of Tonaghmore.

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The Lord Kerr who wrote Article 50 isn’t the Lord Kerr who sits on the Supreme Court
20 September 2019

Viral post has flawed understanding of EU debt

The EU has prepared a budget for 2021-27 that doesn’t include the UK.

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Viral post has flawed understanding of EU debt
18 September 2019

Were the Lib Dems the first party to campaign for an EU referendum?

They were the first major party to do this, but not the first party ever.

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Were the Lib Dems the first party to campaign for an EU referendum?
17 September 2019

Jo Swinson said the Liberal Democrats supported an EU referendum in 2008

She also said in 2019 that she couldn’t forgive David Cameron for calling a referendum.

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Jo Swinson said the Liberal Democrats supported an EU referendum in 2008
9 September 2019

What does proroguing parliament mean?

Parliament is being prorogued. Is this normal?

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What does proroguing parliament mean?
5 September 2019

GATT 24: new argument, same old problems

A new claim about GATT 24 runs into an old problem: the EU probably won’t agree to it, and it doesn’t explain that it would mean significant barriers to trade …

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GATT 24: new argument, same old problems
3 September 2019

Would an extension to Brexit cost £1 billion a month?

Not if you plan to leave with a deal, it wouldn’t.

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Would an extension to Brexit cost £1 billion a month?
3 September 2019

A new Brexit bill doesn’t allow the EU to unilaterally extend the Brexit date

Parliament has the power to reject an extension date suggested by the EU.

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A new Brexit bill doesn’t allow the EU to unilaterally extend the Brexit date

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