Brexit and the law
Fact checks including the UK's legal relationship with the EU and the passing of the Brexit Bill in the UK parliament
What does proroguing parliament mean?
We explain what it means to prorogue parliament, why it’s controversial, and how it could affect Brexit.
A new Brexit bill doesn’t allow the EU to unilaterally extend the Brexit date
Parliament has the power to reject an extension date suggested by the EU.
No postal votes from the EU referendum are recorded as “missing”
Over one million postal votes weren’t returned or were rejected during the EU referendum. A higher proportion of postal votes were counted than at the two previous elections.
Law fact checks
European Court of Human Rights not involved in 2014 deportation case
The court was not involved in the decision to overturn the deportation of a Libyan man convicted of 78 offences in the UK.
The World Economic Forum does not have its own paramilitary force
An Instagram post depicting a police officer wearing a WEF badge is not proof the forum has its own force.