What has the EU ever done for me?

Fact checks about reported levels of EU funding, budget controls, laws and freedoms

3 August 2015

UN wrong on asylum seekers in Britain

Peter Sutherland of the UN is right that the UK receives fewer asylum seekers than other EU countries, but not as few as BBC listeners were led to believe.

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UN wrong on asylum seekers in Britain
25 February 2015

Are British workers less productive than Germans and French?

It takes on average a British worker to Friday to do what equivalent workers in Germany and France will complete by the end of Thursday afternoon. Chuka Umunna, shadow business …

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Are British workers less productive than Germans and French?
27 December 2013

New Year's resolution #3: I will not repeat inaccurate claims

As Oscar Wilde might have said had he jacked in the play writing and become a factchecker, "to make a mistake once is unfortunate, to make it twice looks like …

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26 June 2012

Women in science: does Europe fare as poorly as the UK?

Yesterday Full Fact took a look at the extent to which women were under-represented in the sciences, after an EU advertising campaign that insisted that science was "a girl thing" …

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25 June 2012

Science: a girl thing, not yet a women thing — women in science in the UK

The European Commission's 'Science: It's a girl thing!' campaign launched at the end of last week. A controversial video brought the campaign a good deal of attention. But is the …

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