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Poll of Polls:
IN 53% OUT 47%
Brexit Odds:
IN 82% OUT 18%
days till

Express magics migrants into accountants’ NHS report

Tabloid says NHS to be £10 billion in red “creaking under weight of migrants”. The analysis blames a “leadership challenge” not migration. EU citizens contribute to NHS finances.

Published: 23 May 2016

Penny Mordaunt wrong that we can’t veto Turkey

Armed forces minister said UK doesn’t have veto on Turkish membership of the bloc. It does. New members are decided by unanimity, so UK can stop it.

Suzanne Evans’ border control worries misplaced

UKIP spokesperson says “we have no control who comes in, who might be a security risk to this country”. Not true – we can, and do, deny entry on the basis of public security, including EU nationals.

Published: 19 May 2016

UKIP’s Carswell misrepresents Stats Authority on EU budget

MP says “mathematical fact” we give £350m a week to EU. It isn’t. He cites UK Stats Authority as “confirmation”, but their letter said Carswell’s figures “potentially misleading” and “disappointing”.

Published: 13 May 2016

Cummings wrong that intra-EU trade falling

Vote Leave chief told Parliament’s Treasury Committee that “official figures” proved intra-EU trade has fallen. But Eurostat figures show both goods and services have risen.

Gove scaremongers on Turkey EU membership

He says Turkey and Balkan states on course to join EU with up to 88 million new people posing a threat to housing, wages and NHS. Turkey won’t join soon if ever. UK could also veto membership.

Kate Hoey misleads America on UK border control

Labour Brexiteer told Fox News (03:35) UK must open borders to 500m people “without any control whatsoever”. We have stopped 6,000 EU citizens since 2010 on public policy, security or health grounds.

Published: 03 May 2016

Lawson overstates UK’s EU budget cost

Ex-Chancellor says we pay £10bn a year after netting off payments to UK scientists. His stats don’t net off money received by private sector. A better figure is £6.3bn – 26p per person per day.

Published: 3 May 2016

Michael Petley forgets thousands of British EU victories

Business for Britain campaigner says we lost every one of the 70 times we voted against EU laws – but ignores many times we won. Since 1999, we voted in favour 2,474 times – far more hits than misses.

Published: 29 Apr. 2016

Grayling cannot pay off junior doctors strike with Brexit

Chris Grayling says if UK “took back control of our £350m a week” EU contribution, paying for a “proper 7 day NHS” would be “so much easier”. Leave camp misleads over EU budget savings once again.

Published: 26 Apr. 2016

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