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

September 20, 2016 3 Comments By Patrick Worrall

A man in a wheelchair takes part in a protest against cuts to state disability welfare payments in London, Britain, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez  - RTSBWIK

How many people are disabled?

It depends how you define it. Government surveys suggest that 20 per cent of people in the UK consider themselves disabled.

The older you are, the more likely you are to report a disability. Some 7 per cent of children, 17 per cent of working-age people and 45 per cent of pensioners say they are disabled.

In 2010, the OECD said 35 per cent of Britons said they had a “long-standing illness or health problem”, compared to an average of 30 per cent across the EU. (more…)

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September 9, 2016 6 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Black Lives Matter UK have moved on to protesting about climate change. Is it really a race issue?

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August 5, 2016 20 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Corbyn and Smith supporters have both accused the other side of lying after the first leadership debate. Who’s right?

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August 1, 2016 19 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Labour leadership challenger Owen Smith has been accused of copying Jeremy Corbyn’s policies. What’s the truth of the matter?

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July 6, 2016 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Letters written by Tony Blair for the eyes of the US president only have now been declassified. What do they tell us about the Iraq War?

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June 24, 2016 15 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Should disgruntled Remainers blame Gran? Will Scotland leave the UK? Will London leave the UK, for that matter?

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June 15, 2016 13 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Boris admits he hasn’t read a study he quotes to attack the EU on immigration and wages. But could he have a point anyway?

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The claim VoteLeave says UK gives £5.8bn more to EU countries for medical costs than it gets back, which campaigners say means “health tourism from the EU has cost us billions”.

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June 8, 2016 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Does Cyprus really sell EU passports? Yes – but only to the very rich. And so does Britain.

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June 3, 2016 14 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Straight bananas, anyone? A kilo of eggs? The newspapers are still having fun with tales of “barmy” Brussels regulations. Most of them are untrue.

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