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

21 June 2016

Ask Full Fact: How long would leaving the EU take?

Ask Full Fact: How long will it take to leave the EU and how many new treaties is it likely to take?

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Ask Full Fact: How long would leaving the EU take?
20 June 2016

Ask Full Fact: did we vote for the EU in the 1975 referendum?

The 1975 referendum on the UK's membership of the European Community wasn't presented as just a trade agreement.

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Ask Full Fact: did we vote for the EU in the 1975 referendum?
20 June 2016

False claims about false claims about the EU referendum

Accusations of "completely untrue" claims on the membership fee, Turkey joining the EU, and an EU army aren't completely true.

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False claims about false claims about the EU referendum
20 June 2016

The hunt for an EU army

The EU doesn't have an army, and doesn't look like getting one. It encourages military co-operation, and at least a few politicians support EU armed forces.

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The hunt for an EU army
8 June 2016

What would Brexit mean for criminal justice?

Criminal law expert J.R. Spencer explains how the EU affects criminal justice in the UK, and how leaving the EU might change things.

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What would Brexit mean for criminal justice?
7 June 2016

Renegotiating "ever closer union"

Dropping our EU treaty commitment to "ever closer union" - as David Cameron says he wants to do - may have a political impact, but no direct legal effect.

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Renegotiating "ever closer union"
26 May 2016

Is Turkey likely to join the EU?

The dispute over Cyprus, human rights concerns and political opposition mean that candidate country Turkey isn't likely to join the EU any time soon.

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Is Turkey likely to join the EU?
24 May 2016

The Great Intelligence Squared Brexit debate, factchecked

We checked the panel's claims on the EU budget, immigration and how laws are made.

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The Great Intelligence Squared Brexit debate, factchecked
23 May 2016

Vote Leave "facts" leaflet: expansion

Factchecking the Vote Leave "facts" leaflet

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Vote Leave "facts" leaflet: expansion
25 April 2016

EU facts behind the claims: regulation and the single market

In partnership with experts at the UK in a Changing Europe project, we've taken a look at the facts behind the claims on the cost of EU regulation.

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EU facts behind the claims: regulation and the single market

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