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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Does most of the EU have no steel industry?

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

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”, ...

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.

Would a trade deal with the USA mean lower food standards?

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.

If there is no deal will any restrictions apply to flights to and from EU airports?

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.

What does it really mean to take back control of our waters and fishing, are there controls outside the EU which we will have to adhere to after Brexit?

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.

The no deal papers: why no deal could mean lots of little deals on travel

What could no deal mean for UK-EU airline and bus routes, and airport security checks?

Irish border: how much trade?

We look at the volume of trade across the Irish border.

Do EU rules prevent safer lorries?

Lorry design specifications are set by the EU, but the UK initially opposed its plans to allow safer lorries on the road.

Lorries at Dover

The Port of Dover has previously said that between 1% and 3% of lorries arriving at Dover are not from the EU, but we haven’t been able to confirm the ...

Does the EU say it's safe to eat chicken rinsed in chlorine?

The EU's food standards arm says there are "no safety concerns" with the process of washing chicken with chlorine, but has raised other concerns about hygiene.

Are we all getting 14 weeks holiday?

A graph in the Brexit white paper got the number of weeks UK law gives workers in annual holiday and EU law gives workers in paid maternity leave round the ...

Ask Full Fact: British steel and EU rules

EU regulations do prevent some government actions to support the steel industry, but there are other actions the government can take.

Ask Full Fact: quick answers to your questions

We've provided sources and answers to some more of your EU questions.

Bees, neonicotinoids and the EU

We've checked the impact leaving the EU would have on neonicotinoid restrictions. Leaving would mean we’re no longer covered by these restrictions.

First they came for the vacuum cleaners: will it be kettles next?

Following the introduction of new EU laws on the power consumption of vacuum cleaners, it was speculated that hairdryers and lawn mowers might be next in line.

Sign up to our newsletter