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

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March 8, 2016 8 Comments By Fariha Karim

Regulating cannabis could earn the government £1bn in taxes a year, a new report established by Lib Dem health spokesperson Norman Lamb says. Really?

Category: Crime, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction, Liberal Democrats, UK
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October 13, 2015 No Comments By Fariha Karim

The justice training deal may be off, and there’s new hope for Karl Andree, the Brit sentenced to lashes in Saudi Arabia. What’s left of Britain’s relationship there?

Category: Conservatives, David Cameron, Defence, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction
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September 23, 2015 1 Comment By Fariha Karim

Shoring up the party faithful, Tim Farron, new Lib Dem leader, promised that “20,000 new members had joined” since May. FactCheck’s been trying to find them.

Category: Conservatives, David Cameron, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour, Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, Parliament, SNP, UKIP
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September 17, 2015 8 Comments By Fariha Karim

Labour party policy on issues like Britain’s membership of the EU and nuclear weapons is becoming increasingly hard to pin down.

Category: Conservatives, Defence, Economy, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction, Jeremy Corbyn, Labour
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December 4, 2014 3 Comments By Fariha Karim

It’s pricey being young these days. So where’s the damage being done: every dinner time? Beers? Fags? Or rent? FactCheck has done some sums.

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September 16, 2014 4 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The Scottish government says it’s protected Scotland’s NHS from Tory cuts. FactCheck gives the yes campaign’s claims a check-up.

Category: David Cameron, Ed Balls, Ed Miliband, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction, George Osborne, Housing, NHS
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August 6, 2014 17 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.

Category: David Cameron, Defence, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction
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May 6, 2014 1 Comment By Fariha Karim

Damian Green, the policing minister, says that fewer prisoners are now absconding from open jails. In the light of the “skull cracker” case, is he right to make his claim?

Category: Crime, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction, Police, UK
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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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March 27, 2014 2 Comments 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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