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Recent fact checks

At PMQs Rishi Sunak claimed the Conservatives are the “only party” committed to increasing defence spending.

This is not true. At least one other party in Parliament, Reform UK, has set out a specific timeframe for increasing defence spending, while other parties support an increase but haven’t said by when.

Defence spending

Our politics blog has rolling coverage of, and commentary on, what we’re fact checking in Westminster and beyond.

Read our snap analysis of recent claims, including a senior Labour MP apparently quoting the wrong NHS waiting list figure.

Politics blog

Widely shared posts on social media have claimed DNA testing company 23andMe has sold all its data to the Chinese government.

This is not true. The claim originates from a satirical article and a spokesperson for the company has confirmed it is false.

DNA data claim