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

May 27, 2016 No Comments By Patrick Worrall

Before the EU referendum countdown began in earnest, campaigners said they weren’t going to let immigration dominate the debate.

But as the 23 June vote draws nearer, politicians are increasingly arguing about the pros and cons of migration from EU countries.

As ever, many politicians and activists are making claims that fail the FactCheck test. Here’s what you need to know…

How many migrants are coming from the EU?

Immigration from the EU was 270,000 last year, but about 85,000 people left, leaving a balance (net migration) of about 184,000 EU citizens. (more…)

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May 25, 2016 1 Comment By Georgia Graham

The proportion of funding the IFS gets from the EU has increased in recent years – from 5.9% of funding in 2009 to 11% in 2014.

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May 23, 2016 6 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The Treasury have published another doomy report on the economic effects of Brexit. A sobering read, or a dose of propaganda?

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May 20, 2016 13 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Leave campaigners say Brits who live in EU countries will have the same rights even if the UK pulls out. What do the experts say?

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May 11, 2016 5 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Are Nigeria and Afghanistan really “fantastically corrupt”? Are Britain’s hands clean when it comes to fighting corruption?

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May 3, 2016 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Campaigners in the EU referendum debate are saying contradictory things about the effects of Brexit on prices in the shops.

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April 28, 2016 2 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Labour wipeout? Sadiq Khan for Mayor? Ukip surge in Wales? Here’s what the 5 May elections really mean…

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April 19, 2016 43 Comments By Patrick Worrall

Leave campaigners say Britain is sending £350m a week to Brussels as the price of EU membership. Fact or fiction?

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April 18, 2016 11 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The government says families will lose out to the tune of £4,300 if they vote to leave the EU. Is it true?

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Jeremy Hunt has been very guarded in his use of language around imposition versus introduction of junior doctors’ contracts.

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