EU facts

How much do you contribute to EU membership?
A handy calculator. It’s less than you think

Full Fact: Europe
Brexit factchecked

Richard Corbett MEP
Useful Brexit briefings, rebutting rubbish about the EU, coverage of EU policy areas


Euromyths A to Z
The European Commission’s list of Euromyths from 1992 to 2017 and the facts behind them

Rationalist destroys leavers with list of all EU laws that have been forced on us against our will
The London Economic
A list of all 72 laws (out of over 34,000) imposed on the UK by the EU

Boris Johnson peddled absurd EU myths – and our disgraceful press followed his lead
New Statesman article on how Boris Johnson created the Euromyth

EU army

Defence: Is the EU creating a European army?
by the European Parliament

UK won’t be dragged into an EU army
by InFacts

Lisbon Treaty

There’s a lot wrong with this viral list about the Lisbon Treaty
Full Fact on that Facebook list

Documents & legislation

Article 50
Full text

Balance of competences review
The most extensive analysis ever undertaken of the UK’s relationship with the EU focusing on the balance of power betweeen the EU and the UK. It consists of 32 reports providing evidence about every area of EU activity. Ministers were accused of trying to “bury” the review afrter it found no evidence that the EU was interfering excessively in any aspect of British life.

The Benn Act
European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 2) Act 2019, full text

Summaries of EU legislation
By topic

The Lisbon Treaty

The Lisbon Treaty
Full text. It doesn’t mention 2020

Consolidated texts of the EU treaties as amended by the Treaty of Lisbon
Full text (pdf)

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017
Full text of the Act which triggered Article 50

Withdrawal agreement
Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland from the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, as endorsed by leaders at a special meeting of the European Council on 25 November 2018, full text (pdf)

New Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration
Boris Johnson’s deal published 17 October 2019

UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, December 2020
Summary (pdf)
Full text (pdf)

1975 Referendum pamphlets

Vote Yes (pdf)
Vote No (pdf)

Official sites
Official website of the European Union

European Commission: Brexit negotiations
The European Commission’s perspective on Brexit

House of Commons Library: Brexit
Research and analysis on legislation and topical issues including Brexit. These are the people who brief our MPs.

Cornwall Council: Brexit
Brexit information from Cornwall Council

Get ready for Brexit
UK Government’s Brexit site

Impacts of Brexit

Operation Yellowhammer
The government’s official version

What comes next? The business analysis of no deal


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