International Fact-Checking Day

On April 2nd, it was International Fact-Checking Day.

Let’s celebrate by checking various claims made in British politics.

Claim: The overwhelming majority of the EU-27 have no steel industry to protect.

Rating: False

Reasoning: Andrew Bridgen MP (Conservative, North West Leicestershire) claimed that the “overwhelming majority” of EU countries have no steel industry.

Full Fact looked at crude steel production, finding seven EU member states produce more steel than the UK in…