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There’s a lot wrong with this viral list about the Lisbon Treaty - Full Fact
A large number of our readers have asked us to factcheck a list of claims about the Lisbon Treaty, or “what will actually happen if we stay in the EU”, which has gone viral on social media.

The list has appeared in numerous versions across different platforms since mid-December. The text at the beginning and end is often different, but the central list of claims is virtually identical across most of the versions we’ve seen.

Much of it is wrong. The list is a mixture of false claims, and claims that have some truth but could be misleading given the context.
brexit  politics  lisbon  propaganda  eu  europe 
march 2019 by pw201
EU Law Analysis: Freedom to insult? Balancing freedom of expression with religious tolerance in ECHR case law
"A recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights has raised again the question of whether there should be limits on free speech when someone might be offended by it – in this case, concerning the Muslim faith. It’s a good opportunity to explain the context of the case and assess what – if any – limits should be acceptable on free speech in such cases."
EU  law  free-speech  islam 
november 2018 by pw201
I want my country back
Laurie Penny, you magnificent bastard: "When all you have is a hammer, every problem starts to look like David Cameron’s face."
brexit  Politics  referendum  eu 
june 2016 by pw201
Worrying Signs
Recording post-referendum incidents of racism. Not all leavers are racist, but all th racists voted leave, and now they think they've won.
eu  referendum  Politics  racism  brexit 
june 2016 by pw201
There are liars and then there’s Boris Johnson and Michael Gove | Nick Cohen | Opinion | The Guardian
'The Brexit figureheads had no plan besides exploiting populist fears and dismissing experts who rubbished their thinking.'
brexit  eu  Politics  referendum 
june 2016 by pw201
Fintan O’Toole: Brexit fantasy is about to come crashing down
"Brexit is not so much a peasants’ revolt as a deeply strange peasants’ – and – landlords’ revolt.
It is a Downton Abbey fantasy of toffs and servants all mucking in together. But when the toffs, as the slogan goes, “take back control”, the underlings will quickly discover that a fantasy is exactly what it is.
The disaffected working- class voter in Sunderland, rightly angry about being economically marginalised and politically disenfranchised, will wait in vain for the magical billions that are supposedly going to be repatriated from Brussels to drop from the clear blue skies of a free England."
britain  eu  brexit  referendum  politics 
june 2016 by pw201
Lord Ashcroft on Twitter: "More from my 12k referendum-day poll on how leavers and remainers see the world differently: https://t.co/VgQ7Z6v9XK"
How the referendum leavers and remainers view the world. Not particularly surprising, but nice to see some actual evidence.
referendum  opinion  eu  europe  brexit 
june 2016 by pw201
Why the Article 50 notification is important – Jack of Kent blog
Cameron has not formally notified the EU of our intention to leave. Boris says there's no hurry. Perhaps it will never happen?
eu  europe  referendum  brexit 
june 2016 by pw201

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