Aleppo: tens of thousands trapped
The pressure on Syria and its Russian allies to guarantee safety for those leaving Aleppo is coming from all sides, from the UN chief Ban Ki Moon to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson. But amid all the promises, the fate of Aleppo’s people depends not on words, but on action.
Far-Right groups across Europe expect to make gains following Brexit
It is not just in Britain and here in America that the voters are kicking over the traces. The French National Front has been steadily gaining ground on the established parties and it, like other far-Right groups across Europe, expects to make further inroads off the back of Britain’s vote to leave the EU. We’ve…
FactCheck: do we really send £350m a week to Brussels?
Leave campaigners say Britain is sending £350m a week to Brussels as the price of EU membership. Fact or fiction?
FactCheck Q&A: does business back Brexit?
The CBI says its members overwhelmingly want Britain to stay in the EU. Does the organisation represent the whole business community?
FactCheck: how Britain is split on the EU
Polling research suggests the UK is deeply divided on whether to back Brexit or vote for the country to stay in the EU.
FactCheck: more questionable numbers in the EU debate
Dodgy numbers have plagued the debate on whether Britain should stay in the EU. Has the Stay campaign done any better?
FactCheck: Does Europe bring each household £3,000?
Business lobbyists claim the EU benefits the average household to the tune of £3,000 a year. FactCheck investigates.
FactCheck: Is Nigel Lawson right about quitting the EU?
A big intervention from one of the former heavyweights of the Thatcher era. But is Nigel Lawson right that EU membership is a burden for UK businesses?
FactCheck: Are Eastern Europeans to blame for social housing shortages?
Is UKIP’s Nigel Farage right about immigrants snapping up all the social housing? “All you have to do now if you come from Eastern Europe, all you have to do is to get a national insurance number – which you can get easily within a fortnight – and then you qualify automatically for social housing,” he said. FactCheck investigates.
EU budget: how successful was David Cameron?
FactCheck analyses Prime Minister David Cameron’s claim that he “succeeded quite spectacularly” by persuading fellow European leaders to increase the EU budget by 3%.
Europe: there may be trouble ahead
FactCheck analyses where EU member states’ plans to create a new “permanent crisis mechanism” leave the Coalition Government’s pledge to hold a referendum if new powers are transferred to Brussels.
FactCheck: did Labour MEPS vote for a 6% rise in EU budget?
FactCheck analyses a claim from the Prime Minister and Treasury Chief Secretary that Labour MEPs voted for a 6% rise in the EU budget.
Why Cameron will struggle to slash EU budget
“As we reduce our deficits, I think it is very important that we both argue to make sure that the European budget is, over time, reduced rather than increased.” David Cameron, August 12 2010
Clegg says he doesn’t advocate entry to euro
Nick Clegg said on last night’s Leaders’ debate that he wasn’t advocating entry into the euro but his manifesto says differently. FactCheck took a look.
Would unelected Lords block our entry to EU now?
Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg, claims that if the UK were to approach the EU for entry into the Union now the undemocratic House of Lords would b