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”.

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.

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