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?
Parliament is being prorogued. Is this normal?
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”
A higher percentage of postal votes were counted in the EU referendum than in the last two general elections.
Law fact checks
Video makes misleading claims about birth certificates and the law
All births in England, Wales and Northern Ireland must be registered within 42 days of the child being born.
Magna Carta can’t be used to seize Edinburgh Castle
Claims that the historic law can be used to lawfully dissent against the government are completely untrue.