Below is a list of some of the Tories’ misrepresentations of effects of Brexit. Most of the claims describe something that has nothing to do with Brexit.
The claims are listed in reverse chronological order with the most recent at the top of the list. The list is added to whenever a new claim is made.
Claim: Brexit allowed pulse fishing to be banned.
Fact: EU banned pulse fishing. Tories’ Brexit deal with EU forced the UK to ban it.
Claim: Brexit allowed removal of VAT on tampons.
Fact: Membership of EU did not preclude removal of VAT on tampons. Other EU member countries abolished taxes on tampons earlier. Tories have voted against removal of such taxes during various Tory governments since 2010.
Claim: No delays to freight traffic via Channel Tunnel and port of Dover.
Fact: There are severe restrictions on volume of…
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