Europe

Fact checks about Brexit, the 2016 referendum, the UK's trade relationships and the EU

13 August 2021

Post makes misleading claims about Covid vaccines and animal trials

Animals used in clinical trials are usually euthanised so scientists can examine their organs.

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Post makes misleading claims about Covid vaccines and animal trials
2 August 2021

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.

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The government’s numbers on savings for wine drinkers don’t add up
29 July 2021

Tanks in Paris were almost certainly there for Bastille Day

Social media posts have misleadingly suggested tanks were deployed in Paris in response to protests.

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Tanks in Paris were almost certainly there for Bastille Day
20 July 2021

The EU doesn’t have a 40% tariff on African food imports

This was claimed by MP George Freeman when outlining the UK’s commitment to developing nations.

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The EU doesn’t have a 40% tariff on African food imports
19 July 2021

Photo doesn’t show Covid protest in Paris

A widely shared photograph on social media was actually taken during World Cup celebrations in 2018.

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Photo doesn’t show Covid protest in Paris
18 June 2021

April’s trade figures fact checked

Covid-19 and Brexit mean trade volumes are incredibly volatile at the moment. We take a look at some of the claims about the latest data.

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April’s trade figures fact checked
11 May 2021

Conflicting claims about ‘new’ cancer drug thanks to Brexit are both misleading

The medication has been authorised for a new and slightly different use, but the medication itself is not new.

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Conflicting claims about ‘new’ cancer drug thanks to Brexit are both misleading
6 April 2021

Post suggests American WW2 prisoners were British soldiers

A photo of two emaciated men are American civilian prisoners of war, not British soldiers.

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Post suggests American WW2 prisoners were British soldiers
30 March 2021

Government asylum claims based on unpublished data

The Home Office said 60% of asylum seekers entered the country illegally but this is based on unpublished statistics

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Government asylum claims based on unpublished data
23 March 2021

Covid-19 vaccine exports and the UK

Companies in these countries have fulfilled contracts to export the vaccines to countries like the UK.

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Covid-19 vaccine exports and the UK

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