Get the facts: Europe

29 August 2019

Claim that 97% of Labour activists support remain alliance is flawed

Poll finds pro-remain Labour activists support a pro-remain electoral stance.

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Claim that 97% of Labour activists support remain alliance is flawed
29 August 2019

This viral post about the costs of Brexit gets a lot of things wrong

It misrepresents a number of economic analyses which have been made about Brexit.

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This viral post about the costs of Brexit gets a lot of things wrong
27 August 2019

Does a no deal Brexit mean no divorce bill?

It’s highly uncertain. The case could well go to the International Court of Justice.

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Does a no deal Brexit mean no divorce bill?
27 August 2019

The EU doesn’t have a 30% tariff on African cocoa imports

The vast majority of African countries can export cocoa to the EU tariff-free.

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The EU doesn’t have a 30% tariff on African cocoa imports
21 August 2019

Did “our boys” change the handball rule?

Ian Holloway suggested that changes to the handball and VAR rules were not made by British organisations. British FAs voted unanimously in favour of VAR, and have more power over …

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Did “our boys” change the handball rule?
19 August 2019

The government has not just “set in stone” the repeal of the European Communities Act

The government put into force part of a pre-existing act which will repeal the European Communities Act on the date we leave the EU. But this does not stop parliament …

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The government has not just “set in stone” the repeal of the European Communities Act
15 August 2019

£4 billion Brexit stockpiling claim based on flawed survey

The survey's methodology likely over-counted the amount being stockpiled.

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£4 billion Brexit stockpiling claim based on flawed survey
15 August 2019

It's not correct that 98% of world trade is done via the WTO

98% of global trade is done by members of the WTO, but some of this trade is done via trade agreements, not under WTO terms.

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It's not correct that 98% of world trade is done via the WTO
13 August 2019

MP tweets inaccurate quote from quotes website

The text has been circulating online for some time attributed to Monnet, but he doesn’t seem to have said it.

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MP tweets inaccurate quote from quotes website
13 August 2019

The Telegraph’s poll figures on suspending parliament are misleading

The Telegraph claimed a majority of people support the suspension of parliament. The figure was in fact 44%. There are also other problems with this poll.

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The Telegraph’s poll figures on suspending parliament are misleading
8 August 2019

The cabbage myth returns: EU cabbage regulations don’t have 26,911 words

This is a myth that’s been around since 1951.

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The cabbage myth returns: EU cabbage regulations don’t have 26,911 words
8 August 2019

What is the Irish backstop?

The “Irish backstop” is an insurance policy in UK-EU Brexit negotiations to ensure there is no hard border in Ireland.

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What is the Irish backstop?

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