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August 29, 2014 5 Comments By Patrick Worrall

29 isis fighter r FactCheck: cant we already seize jihadis passports?

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David Cameron has announced a new law to stop would-be British jihadis travelling abroad by confiscating their passports.

The prime minister spoke as the terrorist threat to the UK was raised from substantial to severe, against a background of rising Islamic extremism in Iraq and Syria.

He said new powers to be announced on Monday will include “further steps to stop people travelling, with new legislation that will make it easier to take people’s passports away”. (more…)

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August 28, 2014 6 Comments By Patrick Worrall

How many child grooming gangs are operating on the streets of Britain? Who is most at risk? FactCheck finds out.

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August 26, 2014 7 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The SNP says it wants to rid Scotland of Trident nuclear missiles. Will it be able to keep the promise if Scots vote for independence?

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August 25, 2014 12 Comments By Patrick Worrall

It’s ding ding, round two in the Scottish independence debate. Will the leaders of the Yes and No camps fail the FactCheck test?

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August 21, 2014 6 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Most teenagers who got their GCSE results today have been told they must stay in education or training until they are 18. But what if they refuse?

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David Cameron will return to Cornwall later after interrupting his holiday over events in Iraq. Who is in charge while he is away from Downing Street?

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August 19, 2014 2 Comments By Patrick Worrall

More than half a million “troubled families” could get intensive help from the government. But what’s in the small print?

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August 15, 2014 No Comments By Patrick Worrall

Are 6,000 people really “dying needlessly” thanks to regional variations in cancer care?

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August 6, 2014 14 Comments By Fariha Karim

As Sayeeda Warsi announces her resignation as Foreign Office minister over the government’s policy on Gaza, FactCheck looks at what that policy might be.

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