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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?

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March 12, 2014 2 Comments By Patrick Worrall

With still over a year until the election, the party spin machines are already cranking up, with the Lib Dems lobbing a very dodgy delivery at Labour.

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January 30, 2014 3 Comments By Fariha Karim

From the so-called “Blair babes” to opposition cries that one in four of Tory female MPs elected in 2010 is leaving, is the face of Westminster really looking more manly? FactCheck has

Category: Conservatives, David Cameron, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction, Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, Parliament
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April 19, 2012 No Comments By Emma Thelwell

Earlier this month the Lib Dem HQ advertised its internship scheme for 2012 – FactCheck investigates how far it promotes “socially mobility”.

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January 16, 2012 5 Comments By Patrick Worrall

“There’s good evidence that the John Lewis effect is not just a fluke. Employee-owned companies, particularly the smaller businesses the government is so keen to back, often do better

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December 22, 2011 8 Comments By Cathy Newman

The biggest political porkies of 2011: Channel 4 News’ FactCheck team run through the dodgiest politics claims of the year.

Category: Conservatives, Crime, David Cameron, Economy, Ed Balls, Ed Miliband, Education, Europe, Fact, FactCheck, Fiction, George Osborne, Labour, Liberal Democrats, NHS, Nick Clegg, Parliament, Politics
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September 20, 2011 4 Comments By Emma Thelwell

It’s a bullish claim for a party with miserable poll rates. But the Lib Dems are insistent: things are on the up. “At least they flipping well better had be,” says Tim Farron. Is

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“Mr Huhne said the average consumer would be ‘better off’ by the end of the decade…that’s a claim that immediately set alarm bells ringing at FactCheck Towers.

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September 5, 2011 14 Comments By Emma Thelwell

Nick Clegg claims half of the 24 Free Schools opening are in the 30 per cent worst off areas in England. Is he right – what are these schools and are they opening in deprived areas? FactCheck

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May 9, 2011 5 Comments By Patrick Worrall

The claim “We got more votes than Labour. You wouldn’t believe it listening to Ed Miliband, but actually they were defeated in the local elections, which is pretty staggering for an

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