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
Rishi Sunak video fails to say some retained EU laws have already been repealed or replaced
Mr Sunak’s pledge to review or repeal ‘all 2,400’ EU laws retained following Brexit doesn’t account for the fact many have already been repealed or replaced.
What payouts do ministers receive when they leave office?
Government ministers under 65 are entitled to severance pay when they leave office, as long as they don’t return within three weeks.