Being able to reduce a complex issue down to a single, quotable figure is the holy grail of any political argument.

And, sadly, it's nigh on impossible.

As the 2017 EU referendum gears up, it's clear that a lot of numbers are being batted about by both the In and Out campaigns.

We've taken three recent claims and done a little digging, to hopefully dispel myths brought about by waving statistics around.

*So here's three claims made about Britain and the EU, broken down and analysed:

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