UPDATE: The Daily Mail has now corrected its online article. For details, see the bottom of this post.
Today the government outlined how its new £72,000 cap on care costs will work in practice.
Would three million Britons end up on the dole if Britain pulled out of the European Union?
Readers would be forgiven for believing so after an article on the pro-Europeans in the Cabinet appeared today in the Guardian. In the article Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is quoted as saying:
"Membership of the EU gives market access to British firms, makes us more attractive to overseas investors and underpins more than 3m British jobs."
The Work and Pensions Select Committee questioned a senior statistician and a communications director from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about the way the Department has produced and released statistics.
This article was updated on 11 July 2013
The Home Secretary Theresa May recently announced that the government would be reviewing the use of stop and search powers by police forces across the country, claiming that questions needed to be answered about "whether stop and search is always used appropriately."
It was designed to extend the arm of the law across national boundaries. And, despite making noises to the contrary, the government today announced that it wants to remain signed up the European Arrest Warrant (EAW).
This article was updated 8/7/13. See the bottom for details.
'Infographics'. They're now everywhere on the internet. From Google searches to Twitter and Facebook feeds, it's increasingly difficult to avoid the attempts of others to make sense of the world through the medium of a few pretty bars and bubbles.
"It's a key principle of the advertising regulatory system that if you make a claim in your ad, you've got to be able to prove it."
That's what the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) CEO Guy Parker told one BBC programme yesterday.
Unfortunately, our experience suggests that in practice, the ASA falls some way short of this laudable aim.
Under plans announced by the Government today, foreign nationals visiting these shores could have to cough up £200 before they are allowed access to NHS healthcare.
At this afternoon's PMQs, David Cameron rejected the Opposition's claim that the move was "xenophobic", arguing that it was necessary to protect "British families [who] pay about £5,000 a year in taxes for our NHS."
This week The Sun issued a correction to a story it had run back in February, when it claimed that the European Union had make it easier for paedophiles to prey on children:
"Huntley abused me when I was 11 and went on to kill - Now EU could let fiends like him prey on your children..."
This article was updated on 1 August. The Department of Health published its data following our internal review.
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