The government says up to 47 million straws enter the sea from the UK each year. But now it admits that’s just an assumption – and appears to have no evidence to back it up.
The government says ‘sales of plastic bags by the seven biggest retailers in England have fallen by 90%’. But the figures don’t include ‘bags for life’ – which now account for a significant proportion of supermarket plastic bags.
The EU has declared war on fake news. But leaders admit the aim is to make sure “anti-democrats don’t win at the ballot boxes”.
Staff complained of being overworked and understaffed – with some pointing to Brexit as a contributing factor.
Theresa May has been defending her Brexit plan, after it was heavily criticised last week. FactCheck examines two of the main concerns. Could the UK really get “trapped” in a backstop?
Saudi Arabia has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds paying for British MPs to visit the country.
People will have to answer three “simple” questions and pay £65 to be allowed to carry on living in Britain after we leave the EU. But is the process really as simple as it looks?
President Trump has claimed that Iran is the world’s “leading state sponsor of terror”. But is that fair? Before he became president, Trump said the “world’s biggest funder of terrorism” was Saudi Arabia – not Iran. So is his latest claim is just political rhetoric?
New figures, requested by FactCheck, shed light on the number of people who were potentially at risk of being deported in the Windrush Scandal.
Media reports claimed a “government analysis” had linked specific Twitter accounts to the Kremlin – and highlighted two “bot” accounts in particular. But people who run these accounts have both denied it, and even appeared on camera to prove they are real people. So what’s caused the confusion?