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AV Referendum: do only three countries use AV?
2 out of 5
The claim that worldwide only Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea use AV has been used by prominent 'No' campaigners for some time. But is it actually accurate?
Did a third of students only get 2 Es at A-Level?
1 out of 5
Margot James,MP, says in The Times that 35 per cent of university places last year went to students with 2 Es or lower at A level. Can this be true?
Did the South create ten times as many private sector jobs has the North?
The Prime Minister claimed yesterday that the south of England had seen ten times as many jobs created under Labour than there were in the north of the country. Is this really what the figures show?
Is Britain borrowing enough to build a school every 20 minutes?
4 out of 5
Confronted by Rochdale pensioner Gillian Duffy over the Government's deficit reduction plans, Nick Clegg today claimed that borrowing was high enough to fund a massive expansion in local education provision. Full Fact checked his figures.
Is wind power in the UK struggling to blow?
The Express and Daily Mail last week reported that UK wind power is failing to perform; citing research commissioned by the John Muir Trust. Full Fact looked further into the focus and conclusions of the report.
Did NHS operations increase by three million during Labour's term in office?
5 out of 5
Caroline Flint claimed on Question Time that NHS operations had increased by three million during Labour's period in Government. Where does this figure come from?
"Black Wednesday?": is the 'average' household better or worse off as a result of tax changes?
Many different interpretations of today's changes to the tax and benefits system have been offered, with some suggesting people should expect to be better off, and others claiming that we would be worse off. Can we get any clarity?
The government's untrustworthy figures on tuition fee rates
2 out of 5
The government said yesterday that 'less than half' and today '22 out of 46' universities plan to charge the maximum tuition fee rate of £9,000. They are refusing to publish a list but the numbers seems to contradict independent lists of universities' announcements so far.
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