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Recent fact checks

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns claimed millions of Britons voted to end the jurisdiction of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The European Court on Human Rights is an entirely separate institution to the EU, which the UK left as a result of Brexit. There has never been a referendum on ECHR membership.

ECHR claims fact checked

The Cabinet Office has previously declined to give any figure for how much the emergency alerts system, which was tested in April, cost.

But following a question in Parliament, it’s now revealed the government expects to spend up to £25.3 million on the system over three years.

Emergency alerts cost

A graph published on The Sun’s website suggested net migration in the year to December 2022 was significantly higher than in the year to June 2022.

In fact, the latest revised Office for National Statistics figures show there was little change, with net migration of around 606,000 in both the year ending June 2022 and the year ending December 2022.

What does the data show?

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Full Fact Report 2023

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Full Fact Report 2023

The Online Safety Bill and misinformation: what you need to know

The Online Safety Bill will bring in new rules for internet companies to make sure their users are protected from harm that can take place on their platforms.

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The Online Safety Bill and misinformation: what you need to know

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MPs who have not corrected the record

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