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

April 23, 2014 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

A good news story for once, on the face of it: significant falls in violent crime, according to figures from hospitals across England and Wales.

This could be linked to the fact that we appear to be drinking less alcohol. Or at least, that is the slant being put on the story by most media outlets today.

But in the same week, Britain’s biggest police force reported a slight increase in violent injuries.

Has there really been a fall in violence and if so, does it have anything to do with alcohol? (more…)

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April 14, 2014 1 Comment By Patrick Worrall

Are foreign investors really driving London’s house prices up and leaving the capital looking like a ghost town? FactCheck finds out.

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April 9, 2014 2 Comments By Fariha Karim

David Cameron’s been accused of having a “women problem”. Does he? And have this morning’s movements in the cabinet helped?

Category: Conservatives, David Cameron, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Politics
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April 7, 2014 1 Comment By Patrick Worrall

The “cost of living crisis” is a key plank of Labour’s election strategy. But should we really be worrying about Britain’s middle-income households?

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April 4, 2014 No Comments By Patrick Worrall

The big tobacco firms are on the warpaths as the government says it wants Australian-style plain packaging. What does the evidence say?

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April 2, 2014 1 Comment By Patrick Worrall

Clegg/Farage round two is almost upon us. Cut through the spin with FactCheck’s guide to the truth about Europe and immigration.

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March 27, 2014 1 Comment By Fariha Karim

Iain Duncan Smith has been on the airwaves justifying the welfare cap, claiming he’s stopping Labour’s out-of-control spending. Is he justified?

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March 20, 2014 6 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The government’s back-to-work programme is praised by ministers but damned as a failure by the unions. FactCheck referees.

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March 18, 2014 1 Comment By Patrick Worrall

The Conservatives are making big claims about how many jobs have been created since the election. Do the numbers add up?

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March 14, 2014 1 Comment By Patrick Worrall

The World Health Organisation says we should halve our sugar intake. Some doctors say it is as harmful as tobacco. What’s the sweet truth?

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