3rd Jul 2020

We all deserve a better debate on poverty

Politicians from all sides quote seemingly contradictory poverty figures on a regular basis. This is bad for anyone who wants to understand the story of poverty in the UK.

2nd Jul 2020

What was the New Deal?

The Prime Minister recently compared the government’s policy program to Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal. They’re not on the same scale.

2nd Jul 2020

This is what we know about the government loan to pay slave owners compensation after slavery was abolished in 1833

This amounted to £20 million, or 40% of government spending that year.

2nd Jul 2020

How medical staff found themselves at the centre of an information battle during the pandemic

Over the past months, as the coronavirus pandemic gripped the country, medical staff have found themselves – often unwillingly – at the centre of a parallel information crisis.

2nd Jul 2020

We know of no successful convictions of a police officer for the killing of someone in police custody since 1971

Also two police forces and one officer have been prosecuted successfully for crimes related to the death of someone in custody since 1971.

30th Jun 2020

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation wasn’t kicked out of India

Also, claims that the polio vaccine paralysed thousands of children are based on shaky evidence.

30th Jun 2020

Covid-19 study that links deaths to low vitamin D levels is flawed

This study has been removed from the online research library it was published on.

30th Jun 2020

Viral illustration shows one type of Covid-19 sampling method

There are different ways to take samples to test for Covid-19.

30th Jun 2020

What do we know about Covid-19 inequalities among people from minority ethnic groups?

There are stark inequalities in Covid-19 outcomes in the UK.

30th Jun 2020

The Lord’s Prayer is not banned from Facebook

This has never been Facebook’s policy.

30th Jun 2020

This was a real petition calling for the White Cliffs of Dover to be renamed

The petition on change.org called for “The Black Lives Matter Cliffs of Dover” but it doesn’t seem to be connected to the BLM UK group.

30th Jun 2020

This Facebook post isn’t by tennis player Serena Williams

The post was shared by someone with the same name.

29th Jun 2020

There is no evidence that suicides have increased 200% under lockdown

There is no clear source for this figure.

29th Jun 2020

The UK has had one of Europe’s worst Covid-19 outbreaks

But it is not the only country with a high death rate.