Jeremy Corbyn is in Wakefield to deliver his first major speech on Brexit of 2019. But he’s made some misleading claims along the way.
It’s hard to see how we could get out of paying up – even if there’s no deal.
Theresa May was defending her Brexit plans this morning. But she made a misleading claim in the process.
The US President suggested that Mrs May’s proposed deal could prevent UK-US trade.
“We will take back control of our borders, by putting an end to the free movement of people once and for all. Instead of an immigration systems based on where a person comes from, we will build one based on the skills and talents a person has to offer” That’s what the Prime Minister wrote…
Let’s take a look at the statistics.
Overnight polling from YouGov suggests people are generally negative about government negotiations with the EU so far.
Brexit-backing Labour MP Kate Hoey made three claims about the EU and trade. Two of them are wrong.
It’s been reported that six million jobs pay less than the “real” Living Wage.
When he took office in 2010, George Osborne declared that the government’s aim was to eliminate the day-to-day budget deficit by 2015.
Jeremy Corbyn tweeted a graph showing hate crime on the rise. But more reliable data suggests hate crimes have fallen by 40 per cent in ten years.
According to the best data available, a man is 230 times more likely to be raped than to be falsely accused of rape.
“The deficit is down by four-fifths” This is similar to a claim Theresa May made in 2017, when she said that since the Conservatives took office in 2010, “the deficit [had] fallen by three quarters as a share of GDP.” In her speech this week, the Prime Minister wasn’t quite so specific, but we’ll assume…
The Labour leader suggested the government had announced a cut in housing funding.
The Conservatives tweeted about “better pay”. But they didn’t mention that real wages are lower now than in 2010.