Questions tagged [brexit]

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Did the EU prevent crown symbols being placed on pint glasses?

Boris Johnson has listed the return of crowns to pint glasses as one of the Brexit wins of 2021. “But that’s not all. From simplifying the EU’s mind-bogglingly complex beer and wine duties to proudly ...
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Is the UK lorry driver shortage unrelated to Brexit? Do EU countries have equal or greater shortages?

UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps claims that Brexit is not one of the causes of the UK lorry driver shortage which is causing shortages of food in supermarkets and shortages of fuel in petrol ...
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Was the UK the third poorest member of the EU despite being the second biggest net contributor in 1979?

This video on YouTube of Margaret Thatcher at the EU Dublin Council on the 29th of November 1979 seems to suggest that the UK was the second biggest net contributor to the EU and also the third ...
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Did Bercow say he would have sent the EU extension-request letter himself, had Johnson not done so?

The Express claims: Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow said if Mr Johnson will not send the letter to the EU to request a delay, he would. Did Bercow actually say this?
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Has the majority of Northern Ireland's business organisations rejected Boris Johnson's latest Brexit plan?

The Belfast Telegraph reporting on Boris Johnson's "final offer" to the EU, states that: Mr Johnson's current plans would see Northern Ireland apply EU rules on goods, but stay in a customs ...
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Would a no-deal Brexit cause the grocery shopping bill of an average UK family to rise by £800/year?

The claim is: Brexit: No-deal outcome could force shopping bills up by £800 a year, says union Tariffs imposed under WTO rules would increase the price of everyday goods such as butter, cheese and ...
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Has the FTSE lost more value in 12 months than the UK has paid into the EU during the 45 years since they joined?

Regarding the claim “The FTSE has lost more value in 12 months than the UK has paid into the EU during the 45 years since we joined.” Is this claim accurate and furthermore what does this mean? Is ...
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Correlation between BSE/CJD and Brexit vote

This image is currently doing the rounds on social media: The implications and associated text with it is usually around how uncanny (and amusing) the correlation is. What's the source of this data ...
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Do (non-British) EU citizens make up 95% of the veterinary workforce in UK food production?

In a complex story about the potential gridlock of a no-deal Brexit, the following claim is made: [T]he UK could try to move past the immediate chaos of no-deal, pull itself together, and level-up ...
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Is British MP and Brexit campaigner Jacob Rees-Mogg receiving support on social media from known Kremlin networks?

This article, which is being linked and shared on Facebook, claims that British MP and Brexit campaigner Jacob Rees-Mogg is receiving support on social media from known Kremlin networks. Analysis of ...
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Was there a spike in hate crimes after the Brexit referendum?

Was there a spike in hate crimes after the Brexit referendum? Example claim: 'Horrible spike' in hate crime linked to Brexit vote, Met police say A “horrible spike” in hate crime after Britain’s ...
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Did Martin Schulz say that it is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate?

In the last few days, some people are attributing to European Parliament President Martin Schulz the following statement: The British have violated the rules. It is not the EU philosophy that the ...
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