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Did spending on working age welfare increase by 50 per cent under Labour?
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Iain Duncan Smith has claimed that working age welfare expenditure increased by 50 per cent under Labour before the recession. Is this in nominal or real terms? And what's this based on?
Are UK roads among Europe's safest?
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Following the announcement of plans to raise the speed limit on motorways from 70 to 80 mph, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond claimed that roads in this country are among Europe's safest. Are they?
Differing claims on house prices by the Guardian, the Express, and the Mail
Over the last week, various headlines have appeared suggesting hugely different current trends in house prices. Who's right? Can they all be?
Are migrants more likely to claim unemployment benefits?
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With the Government releasing a slew of information on the immigration policies of the previous administration, Full Fact takes a look at whether or not it shows that immigrants have been claiming more in out-of-work benefits.
Did the Labour party wage "all out war" on grammar schools?
Following the positive reviews of 16 year old Rory Weal's speech to the Labour conference, and his attendance at a Kent Grammar School. But is it down to the Labour party that there aren't more schools like his?
Would Labour policies add £90 billion to the national debt?
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Labour has been condemned by the Conservatives for reckless spending in the boom years. But what would the cost of the policies they've announced while in Opposition be?
Welfare Reform: How many people will lose disability benefit?
The Disability Alliance reported last week that the introduction of a time limit on Employment Support Allowance will effect 700,000 people, with 400,000 people losing all of their disability benefits. Full Fact decided to investigate.
Have universities been struck by grade inflation?
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The Daily Mail has claimed an increase in the number of students getting firsts of 34 per cent. But how much has total student population grown in this time?
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