Boris Johnson claims to have statistics showing it rains more in Rome than in London. It’s a shame he can’t pass them on to FactCheck.
Iain Duncan Smith believes his benefits cap is already driving people into work. FactCheck hasn’t found much evidence to suggest that to be the case.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls claims we’re more likely to be divorced than to change our bank accounts. FactCheck investigates whether we really love our banks more than our partners.
Immigration Minister Damian Green has claimed that tens of thousands of people who come to the UK for marriage and are eligible for benefits claim them. FactCheck tries to find them.
You may remember last month the FactCheck team homed in on the housing minister Grant Shapps’ grand designs. You can see their ruminations here. Now, Labour’s accusing him of misleading parliament, and potentially even breaking the ministerial code.
The acting chief constable of Lancashire Constabulary claims his force has seen a rise in crime because of police budget cuts. FactCheck isn’t convinced.
Spain may be the latest European country heading for a massive bailout. That might mean Britain has to pay. FactCheck wonders how much.
Justice Secretary says his new Justice and Security Bill won’t increase secrecy in British courts. FactCheck investigates.
The claim: “Since the government came into office, there has been a relentless and unprecedented assault on teachers’ pay and conditions of service.” Chris Keates, general secretary, NASUWT teachers’ union
David Cameron said that “billions of extra money” has been spent on supporting businesses to export, but FactCheck can’t find it.
Venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft advises the government to cut red tape and make it easier to fire workers to save the economy. FactCheck doesn’t think it’ll do much good.
Iain Duncan Smith may have said he wants to make work pay, but the department for work and pensions has been written to by its own cleaners who say they aren’t paid enough to live on. FactCheck looks at their demands for a “living wage”.