Thursday, March 10, 2016

Guide to in and out facts

A number of people have expressed a wish to check the facts thrown out by both sides of the EU referendum debate.

There is a good piece in this week's Economist on this at

http://www.economist.com/news/britain/21693943-voters-want-facts-about-britain-and-european-unionbut-these-are-elusive-out-find-fib?force=scn/tw/te/pr/ed/inoutfindafibtoshout

The online version includes links to several quite good websites on the subject. They ask


"What should undecided or poorly informed voters do?

Fortunately, there are some good sources they can turn to. Two websites, the broadly neutral fullfact.org and the pro-EU infacts.org, both puncture myths in the debate. The House of Commons library produces excellent reports, which are available online. And a group of academics led by Anand Menon of King’s College, London, have set up “The UK in a Changing Europe”, financed by the Economic and Social Research Council, which has a lively website."


The European Referendum page at fullfact.org is here, and Infacts is here.

5 comments:

Jim said...

Or you could just read This

and if you have any more of a thirst for info, then read this full version

it will explain a lot to you.

Chris Whiteside said...

Don't suppose "The Leave Alliance" have considered applying for official designation from the Electoral Commission as the principal "Leave" campaign?

Jim said...

They will do, official launch is 16 March.

Jim said...

Whether they can win it or not is another question, one major disadvantage they have is a distinct lack of Millionaire donors. :o)

Jim said...

Though from the post above, perhaps they should borrow some from the ECB, it seems the ECB will even pay them for doing so.