Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May clash over the government’s record on public spending. FactCheck referees.
The claim “The aggregate murder rate of Muslims is one third that of the native-born.” Bill Clinton, November 7 2017 The background Former President Bill Clinton marked the 25th anniversary of his election this week with a speech at Georgetown University. He bemoaned the state of gun violence in America and made a number of…
David Lammy, a former Labour minister for higher education, has published data from Freedom of Information requests showing that very low numbers of black students are going to Oxford and Cambridge. That in itself isn’t news – both the elite universities already publish data on the ethnicity of their students. But the MP has published…
Allegations of sexual assault and rape against Harvey Weinstein are making headlines around the world. The Hollywood producer was fired from his own company after a number of women who worked with Weinstein accused him of sexual harassment and assault. Further allegations of rape have emerged in recent days. Weinstein has issued a statement saying…
By our calculations, at least 30 million people have voted for right-wing populist parties in EU countries in the last five years.
The research that Mr McDonnell cites actually estimates that it could cost £20bn to write off student debt by 2050.
She wants a two(ish)-year “implementation period” The Prime Minister had already said she wanted some kind of transitional arrangement to continue after the current date when Britain is set to leave the EU – 29 March 2019. But this is the first time she has mentioned a specific timetable. Mrs May says she wants an…
We’ve FactChecked this to death – suffice to say that Britain does not in fact spend anything like £350m a week on EU membership fees.
Analysis that shows ethnic minority criminals are 240% more likely to be jailed for drug offences cannot exclude the possibility that the BAME offenders were simply convicted of more serious crimes.
According to NHS Digital, there were a total of 285,893 nurses and health visitors working across the whole of the NHS in March this year, compared to 280,950 in May 2010.
Kensington and Chelsea brought in more money from Stamp Duty Land Tax than any other UK local authority in 2015/16.
The two biggest parties increased their share of the vote, and smaller parties were generally squeezed out.
Most of the evidence does not support the Labour leader’s claim.
It’s no secret that the Labour leader has long supported the end of British rule in Ulster.
Labour would raise public spending and taxes, while the Conservatives are offering more austerity.