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

21 September 2017

The Foreign Secretary and the UK Statistics Authority: £350 million explained

The Foreign Secretary and the UK's statistics watchdog have clashed over an inaccurate claim that the UK is set to take back control of £350 million a week.

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The Foreign Secretary and the UK Statistics Authority: £350 million explained
19 September 2017

£350 million EU claim "a clear misuse of official statistics"

After we leave the EU, we cannot take back control of £350 million a week.

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£350 million EU claim "a clear misuse of official statistics"
29 March 2017

How many countries are in the EU?

Maps to guide you through a sea of acronyms.

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How many countries are in the EU?
2 December 2016

Leaving the EU without Article 50

Pulling out of the European Union without triggering Article 50 would be illegal.

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Leaving the EU without Article 50
2 December 2016

Article 50: a two-year limit

A two-year clock starts ticking as soon as the UK gives notice under Article 50 that it’s leaving the EU.

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Article 50: a two-year limit
21 October 2016

EU accounts ‘signed off’ but subject to errors

The issue of the EU's accounts rears its head again.

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EU accounts ‘signed off’ but subject to errors
20 September 2016

Who can veto a Brexit deal?

Individual countries won’t be able to veto an EU-UK deal on how it leaves the bloc, but could block a deal on future trade if they don’t like it.

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Who can veto a Brexit deal?
20 July 2016

How the EU works: leaving the EU

Professor Steve Peers explains the legal dimension of leaving the EU. The UK would notify the European Council after a leave vote, triggering negotiations.

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How the EU works: leaving the EU
4 July 2016

EU debate: does Brussels employ fewer bureaucrats than Derbyshire?

It's roughly correct that the European Union employs the same number of people as Derbyshire County Council, although it depends on who you count.

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EU debate: does Brussels employ fewer bureaucrats than Derbyshire?
22 June 2016

Ask Full Fact: quick answers to your questions

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

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Ask Full Fact: quick answers to your questions

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