Get the facts: EU regulation

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
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?
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?
2 August 2019

What’s a free port, and does the EU have them?

Free ports (areas within countries where import tariffs don’t apply) exist within the EU, but in a more limited form than elsewhere in the world.

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What’s a free port, and does the EU have them?
25 July 2019

There’s no solid evidence to support this Brexit Party MEP’s claim about fishermen’s nets

Ann Widdecombe made a claim about the size of fishermen’s mesh during her maiden speech at the EU parliament.

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There’s no solid evidence to support this Brexit Party MEP’s claim about fishermen’s nets
18 July 2019

Boris Johnson’s kipper claim is a red herring

Boris Johnson claimed that EU regulation required kipper sellers to pack kippers in ice. This is not an EU regulation – it is UK regulation.

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Boris Johnson’s kipper claim is a red herring
2 April 2019

Does most of the EU have no steel industry?

Seven EU countries produce more steel than the UK, including Germany, Italy and France.

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Does most of the EU have no steel industry?
11 March 2019

There’s a lot wrong with this viral list about the Lisbon Treaty

A large number of our readers have asked us to factcheck a list of claims about the Lisbon Treaty, or “what will actually happen if we stay in the EU”, …

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There’s a lot wrong with this viral list about the Lisbon Treaty
19 December 2018

During the transition period will the European Court of Justice be able to veto or change any UK laws?

This article is part of our Ask Full Fact series on Brexit, answering your questions about Brexit and the latest negotiations between the UK and the EU.

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During the transition period will the European Court of Justice be able to veto or change any UK laws?

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