Europe

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

30 January 2020

Brexit: What will change after 31 January?

The main thing you need to know about what will change after Brexit day is that most things will stay the same—for eleven months, at least.

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Brexit: What will change after 31 January?
23 January 2020

Has the “cost of Brexit” amounted to more than the UK’s total net contributions over 47 years?

Not quite. In real terms we paid £216 billion into the EU between 1973 and 2018, while the economic cost was estimated at £130 billion by 2019.

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Has the “cost of Brexit” amounted to more than the UK’s total net contributions over 47 years?
11 December 2019

How many trade deals will we lose access to post Brexit if we leave the Customs Union?

This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on the 2019 general election, answering your questions about the election, from claims the main parties are making to what …

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How many trade deals will we lose access to post Brexit if we leave the Customs Union?
11 December 2019

What do we have to pay to the EU for Brexit?

This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on the 2019 general election, answering your questions about the election, from claims the main parties are making to what …

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What do we have to pay to the EU for Brexit?
10 December 2019

Is the 50,000 more nurses claim from the Conservative manifesto accurate?

This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on the 2019 general election, answering your questions about the election, from claims the main parties are making to what …

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Is the 50,000 more nurses claim from the Conservative manifesto accurate?
9 December 2019

Is the European Commission unelected or undemocratic?

This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on the 2019 general election, answering your questions about the election, from claims the main parties are making to what …

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Is the European Commission unelected or undemocratic?
6 December 2019

What do leaked Treasury documents tell us about checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea?

We look at what the leaked Treasury documents Jeremy Corbyn revealed say about checks on goods between Northern Ireland and Great Britain.

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What do leaked Treasury documents tell us about checks on goods crossing the Irish Sea?
2 December 2019

The BBC and ITV seven-party debates, fact checked

We fact check the key claims and major topics from the BBC and ITV seven-party debates, including the NHS, Brexit, poverty, immigration and criminal justice.

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The BBC and ITV seven-party debates, fact checked
27 November 2019

What do the trade documents Jeremy Corbyn showed actually say about drug prices?

The documents show that, as expected, drug patents are a US negotiating objective in trade talks. But they don't show us what, if anything, the UK has actually agreed.

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What do the trade documents Jeremy Corbyn showed actually say about drug prices?
27 November 2019

SNP manifesto 2019: fact checked

This page will feature all our fact checks on the SNP manifesto for the 2019 general election.

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SNP manifesto 2019: fact checked

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