People can sign from all over the world, and there doesn’t appear to be a way of definitively checking their nationality or residency.
Martina Navratilova has been accused of being “transphobic” after saying that some transgender women should not be allowed to compete against other women in sport. The tennis star has criticised International Olympic Committee (IOC) guidelines, which say transgender athletes can compete as women if they reduce their testosterone levels. Trans activists have accused her of…
MPs have been awarded another pay rise today, causing outrage among some commentators. It’s been widely reported that the politicians will get an increase of 2.7 per cent from April, while the staff who work for them will get a rise of only 1.5 per cent. This sounds unfair and ungenerous – but it’s not…
Boris Johnson, who was a key figurehead in the Vote Leave campaign, said: “I didn’t say anything about Turkey in the referendum… I didn’t say a thing about Turkey.” We’ve checked the record and we don’t think that’s true.
A fourth victim has died following Tuesday’s gun attack on the Christmas market in Strasbourg. Under heavy security, the market re-opened today, with President Macron visiting in the evening. The alleged attacker, Cherif Chekatt, was killed in an exchange of gunfire with police last night.
Geoffrey Cox didn’t really tell us any new facts, but he has set out some of the unpalatable elements of Theresa May’s divorce plan in phrases that have been seized on by the government’s opponents.
“The analysis does not show that we will be poorer than the status quo today.” Theresa May, Prime Minister’s Questions, 28 November 2018 There was a ding-dong in parliament today after the government published a new Treasury analysis of the possible economic effects of Brexit. Theresa May insisted the forecast did not show that Britain…
Most UK voters would vote Remain if the EU referendum were held again, according to a major new poll from Channel 4 and Survation. Some 54 per cent of people said they would stay in the EU if the 2016 referendum were held tomorrow – when those who refused to vote or answered “don’t know”…
Labour governments have tended to spend more on the health service than the Conservatives since 1979.
Schools rated “outstanding” are not routinely re-inspected, which means that some schools have gone for many years without having their status challenged.
The main public spending watchdogs say the government is still cutting the money it gives to councils. And figures from the Treasury suggest real-terms reductions in councils’ overall spending power will continue until 2020.
Some of the points being raised by official Russian spokesmen are theories that have already been debunked.
Mr Trump’s former personal lawyer has pleaded guilty to eight charges in total – including causing an unlawful campaign contribution.
Amazon is on course to become one of the first companies to reach $1 trillion market capitalisation, and CEO Jeff Bezos was declared the richest man in modern history by Forbes last month. So why does it pay so little tax?
For the first time, we can see what kind of messages Vote Leave and others were targeting at key voters in a referendum campaign dominated by false statements and half-truths.