Claim that 97% of Labour activists support remain alliance is flawed
Poll finds pro-remain Labour activists support a pro-remain electoral stance.
The Telegraph’s poll figures on suspending parliament are misleading
The Telegraph claimed a majority of people support the suspension of parliament. The figure was in fact 44%. There are also other problems with this poll.
Would the Brexit party win a majority of 240 seats at a general election?
Almost certainly not. Although modelling of EU parliamentary election results suggests this might be the case, these elections are not a proxy for what would happen in a real general election.
What do the EU election results tell us about public support for leave and remain?
Not very much. It’s not clear that all votes were cast on the basis of whether a party was leave or remain.
Did one third of voters support a no deal Brexit at the EU elections?
A third of votes were cast for parties that support no deal, but we should be wary of reading too much into the numbers.
How did different constituencies vote in the 2016 EU referendum?
We can’t know for sure the results by constituency, but the best estimates we’ve seen suggest a majority voted to leave.
The EU referendum wasn’t quite the largest democratic exercise in UK history
More people voted in the 1992 general election. But, by number of votes, no single option has been voted for by more people than the vote to leave.
Is it possible to repeatedly sign a parliamentary petition using the same email address?
It’s possible to use the same email address twice for parliamentary petitions but no more than that.
There are lots of things wrong with this MP’s Brexit poll
Charlie Elphicke MP used a poll from his own Facebook page to show the “astonishing” popularity of a free trade deal. But polling like this is deeply flawed.
BBC Question Time: Recap and Factcheck
Question Time on 20 September 2018 came from the West Yorkshire town of Dewsbury. Topics covered included the Chequers deal, rail nationalisation, Islamophobia in the Conservative party, and the point of party conferences.