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Sam Ashworth-Hayes is a journalist at InFacts. He studied economics at the University of York, and is reading for an MPhil in economics at Balliol College Oxford. He previously worked for Full Fact.


Bordering on delusional

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 28.07.2017

May must choose between a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and a hard border between Northern Ireland and the rest of Britain.


Brexit slowdown

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 26.07.2017

The economy is chuntering along rather unmerrily.


Dr Fox’s marvellous medicine

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 26.07.2017

Regardless of the merits or otherwise of chlorinated chicken, a US-UK trade deal raises bigger questions of “taking back control” in order to hand it to Washington


Fox loses his scents

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 21.07.2017

Trade minister says UK-EU deal should be the “easiest in human history”, but neglects problem of regulation.


An inflation of irritation

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 19.07.2017

Before accusing the BBC of anti-Brexit bias, the Daily Mail should make sure it understands a bit of basic economics.


InFacts Morning Briefing 17/07/17

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 17.07.2017

Cabinet splits respun, while Davis seeks refuge in Brussels, France is accused of seeking to “wreck” the UK and Labour eats cake


David Davis’s Apocalypse Now

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 13.07.2017

The Repeal Bill will not provide certainty, continuity or control. The government’s lack of a majority exposes it to a constant fear of defeat.


A campaign of deceit is reaping its reward

by Sam Ashworth-Hayes | 12.07.2017

The more Brexiters insist that to challenge them is illegitimate, the clearer it becomes that they are terrified of losing a second vote.