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
Fake government guidance is wrong about face masks and equality laws
A post on Instagram misquotes sections of the Equality Act.
Claims on ‘Colston Four’ case leave out key questions the jury had to answer
Claims that what the four defendants admitted to did legally amount to criminal damage omit key parts of the definition of the offence.