Channel 4 FactCheck goes behind the spin to dig out the truth and separate political fact from fiction.

August 27, 2015 No Comments By Patrick Worrall

New immigration statistics are out today, showing net migration to the UK has reached the highest level on record.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage had this to say:

27 farage tweet FactCheck: Farage confused on immigration

His question was echoed by this news website, among others.

What most have failed to mention is that there is a very simple reason why those two sets of figures mentioned by Mr Farage are so different: they measure completely different things. (more…)

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August 26, 2015 No Comments By Patrick Worrall

Which Labour leadership candidate would print money? Who wants to build 2 million houses? Who thinks George Osborne might be right about running a surplus?

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August 4, 2015 1 Comment By c4-network-admin

The government has sold a 5.2 per cent stake in RBS for 330p a share – £2.1bn. But was it a billion pound loss or an astute financial decision in an uncertain market?

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July 22, 2015 8 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Lawyers say the government is destroying the legal aid system. Ministers say our system is one of the most expensive in the world. Who’s right?

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July 21, 2015 6 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Female genital mutilation could affect women in every part of England and Wales, according to a new study. What’s behind the numbers?

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July 16, 2015 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The government says it wants most hospital doctors on seven-day contracts by the end of this parliament, claiming thousands of patients are dying unnecessarily thanks to lack of weekend cover. The

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July 13, 2015 2 Comments By Patrick Worrall

George Osborne surprised many by announcing that Britain will meet its Nato defence spending commitments. Is it too good to be true?

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July 9, 2015 11 Comments By Patrick Worrall

A 24-hour walkout by unions has closed London Underground, bringing gridlock to the capital. Each side is blaming the other for failing to reach a deal on pay and conditions. So what are the

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July 8, 2015 7 Comments By Patrick Worrall

A “lower-welfare, lower tax” budget, said the Chancellor. As usual, the small print didn’t quite match the rhetoric…

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July 7, 2015 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

How many times have the authorities foiled terror plots since the events of July 7 2005?

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