CLAIM: The voting results from Northern Ireland of the EU referendum compels the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to call a border boll. CONCLUSION: False. The Secretary of State may bring forth a border poll when presented with evidence...
CLAIM: Over a quarter of a million people migrate to the UK from the EU every year. CONCLUSION: The claim is true, but it doesn't include the amount of people migrating from the UK to the EU: net migration in 2015 was +184,000. There is no single...
CLAIM: Northern Ireland is a net contributor to the EU. CONCLUSION: This claim is false, as we estimate that Northern Ireland was a net recipient of £74 million in the 2014/15 financial year. Others have claimed that Northern Ireland is a...
CLAIM: "The health service in Northern Ireland will especially benefit from the requirement for foreigners - including those from the Republic of Ireland - to pay for hospital treatment." - Sammy Wilson, Belfast Telegraph, 19 May 2016 CONCLUSION:...
CLAIM: A customs frontier between Ireland and Northern Ireland land border is unavoidable in the event of a United Kingdom withdrawal from the European Union. CONCLUSION: There is no non-EU member state that currently has a customs-free border...
CLAIM: Lord Mandelson speaking about the border with Ireland in case of Brexit: “It would mean a return to customs posts, border checks; I don’t know exactly what the arrangements would be …” CONCLUSION: Travel between the UK and Ireland...
CLAIM: 1 in 8 jobs in Northern Ireland is supported by European Union (EU) membership. CONCLUSION: While 1 in 8 jobs in Northern Ireland is not necessarily dependent on EU membership, a growing portion of the labour market is related to trade...