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. FactCheck found that at least 33 MPs have been on Saudi-funded trips to the Kingdom, since its troops entered Yemen in 2015. On most occasions, all expenses were covered.
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?
President Assad’s government has been accused of launching a chemical weapons attack on the Syrian town of Douma. But Russia claims the attack was faked by Britain and anti-Assad rebels. FactCheck examines the evidence.
The head of Porton Down, the government’s military research facility, appears to have contradicted claims by the foreign secretary over the poisoning of a former spy, Sergei Skripal. Boris Johnson seemingly confirmed that scientists had “no doubt” that the nerve agent used was made in Russia. But Porton Down now says it has “not identified the precise source”.
When a former Russian spy and his daughter were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury, it wasn’t long before investigators started looking at the Kremlin with suspicion. But how strong is the UK’s evidence against Russia? And what do the experts think?