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Did Martin Schulz say that it is not the EU philosophy that the crowd can decide its fate?

He did not. The French newspaper Le Monde released an article debunking this claim. The origin of the quote is a German satirical article from Contra Magazin. (source: lemde.fr) Original quote in ...
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Did Bercow say he would have sent the EU extension-request letter himself, had Johnson not done so?

The relevant point was this "point of order" after the debate and vote on Saturday 19 October 2019, which can be viewed on Parliamentlive.tv: Joanna Cherry Further to that point of order, Mr ...
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Is the UK lorry driver shortage unrelated to Brexit? Do EU countries have equal or greater shortages?

As of today, it doesn't appear to be the case that Germany is suffering from a similar fuel shortage as the UK, and it's not affected by a "driver crisis" as severe as the one in the UK. ...
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Did the EU prevent crown symbols being placed on pint glasses?

According to this 2007 article, the European Commission confirmed that the UK could indeed go on printing the crown on pint glasses, as long as it wasn't confused with the CE marking. The Tories even ...
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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?

"Is this claim accurate?" Likely No, but also likely close to that. The Guardian, emphasis mine: The FTSE 100 tumbled by 12.5% during 2018, its biggest annual decline since 2008, wiping out more ...
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Did the EU prevent crown symbols being placed on pint glasses?

The Directive 2004/22/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on measuring instruments is relevant. The BBC News reported in 2007 that it would come into force: Brewers ...
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Is the UK lorry driver shortage unrelated to Brexit? Do EU countries have equal or greater shortages?

I suppose it depends whose figure you want to cite. DW writes: Poland is currently short of around 124,000 drivers, or 37% of its required workforce, according to a recent report by TI Insight. Data ...
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Do (non-British) EU citizens make up 95% of the veterinary workforce in UK food production?

It is true that the vast majority of vets working in abbatoirs are non-UK graduates, and mostly from elsewhere in the EU. The exact number probably isn't known, but official estimates are consistent ...
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Did the EU prevent crown symbols being placed on pint glasses?

Yes and no. The reason the Crown symbol could not be placed on pint glasses between 2006 and 2020 was regulation 21(2) of The Capacity Serving Measures (Intoxicating Liquor) Regulations 1988: No ...
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Correlation between BSE/CJD and Brexit vote

The data is fake, the original was intended to be humorous not realistic The context of the original post clearly indicates that the intent was a humorous illustration of the point that correlation ...
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Was the UK the third poorest member of the EU despite being the second biggest net contributor in 1979?

Was the UK actually one of the three poorest members of the EU in 1979? Context is important. The members of the EU in 1979 were the original six members that formed the EU in 1952 (Belgium, France, ...
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Was there a spike in hate crimes after the Brexit referendum?

Research from the University of Southampton found a statistically significant link between the Brexit referendum and an increase in hate crimes. The latest crime survey stats for hate crimes are only ...
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Was the UK the third poorest member of the EU despite being the second biggest net contributor in 1979?

Both parts of the claim are correct (if you define 'poor' as having a low GDP per capita). As pointed out in other answers and in the comments, the UK had the third lowest GDP per capita out of the EU-...
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Would a no-deal Brexit cause the grocery shopping bill of an average UK family to rise by £800/year?

Acuity Analysis seems to have produced some other documents such as briefing for Unite the Union. Its web registration for www.acuityanalysis.org seems to have been done from Cambridgeshire, which is ...
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Is British MP and Brexit campaigner Jacob Rees-Mogg receiving support on social media from known Kremlin networks?

The article reports that it is based on "Analysis conducted using open source tools at the University of Michigan known as the OSOME Lab or Truthy." OSoMe does not offer any service which ...
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