EU regulation

Fact checks about european union regulation, brexit and the impact this has on UK law.

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
3 February 2021

Keir Starmer did want the UK to remain in the European Medicines Agency

He expressed this opinion on at least two occasions, in 2017.

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Keir Starmer did want the UK to remain in the European Medicines Agency
4 December 2020

Vaccine approval isn’t quicker because of Brexit

The MHRA could have given the Pfizer vaccine the same emergency approval when the UK was in the EU.

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Vaccine approval isn’t quicker because of Brexit
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

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