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Bad information ruins lives. It promotes hate, damages people’s health, and hurts democracy. You deserve better.

Recent fact checks

Our politics blog has rolling coverage of, and commentary on, what we’re fact checking as the general election campaign gets underway.

Read our snap analysis of recent claims, and an update on how we’ll be covering the election following the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement.

Election latest

A campaign video shared by the Labour party on social media claims 7.5 million people are on NHS waiting lists.

That’s not what the latest NHS England data shows. As of March about 6.3 million people were waiting to begin about 7.5 million courses of treatment.

Waiting lists

We’ve seen various claims about the strength of the UK’s armed forces, including that the Army is at its smallest since the Napoleonic Wars.

Our new explainer looks at how personnel are counted, and how the size of the armed forces compares historically and internationally.

Armed forces