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10 November 2022

MPs' vaccine debate fact checked

MPs Danny Kruger, Sir Christopher Chope and Andrew Bridgen all made claims about vaccines that need context.

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MPs' vaccine debate fact checked
9 November 2022

Bill Gates’s daughter Phoebe Gates did have childhood vaccinations

Several sources of evidence suggest that she has also had the Covid-19 vaccine.

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Bill Gates’s daughter Phoebe Gates did have childhood vaccinations
9 November 2022

UK nurses don’t usually take a pledge which might prevent them from going on strike

While the Florence Nightingale Pledge does exist, it is not usually taken by nurses in the UK.

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UK nurses don’t usually take a pledge which might prevent them from going on strike
9 November 2022

Nadhim Zahawi didn’t mistakenly pay tribute to a living Birds of a Feather actress

An apparently fake screenshot of a tweet purportedly by Nadhim Zahawi has been shared hundreds of times on social media.

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Nadhim Zahawi didn’t mistakenly pay tribute to a living Birds of a Feather actress
4 November 2022

Discount e-scooter promotion is fake

No such offer has been announced by the retailer.

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Discount e-scooter promotion is fake
3 November 2022

‘New’ UK trade deals don’t account for ‘over £800 billion worth of new global trade’

Michael Gove tweeted a graphic claiming the UK has signed new trade deals with more than 70 countries, worth over £800 billion in new global trade. But the majority of …

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‘New’ UK trade deals don’t account for ‘over £800 billion worth of new global trade’
3 November 2022

No evidence for Irish passport numbers among MPs and peers

Widely shared figures about the number of UK parliamentarians with Irish passports appear to have no source.

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No evidence for Irish passport numbers among MPs and peers
2 November 2022

Claims that bogus census takers are robbing houses in the UK are false

Similar posts have been appearing around the world for at least six years.

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Claims that bogus census takers are robbing houses in the UK are false
2 November 2022

Post about missing uncle in Sunderland is fake

The man in the picture is from California and died earlier this year.

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Post about missing uncle in Sunderland is fake
2 November 2022

No evidence for Rishi Sunak’s claim about ‘record’ number of new homes built

At last week’s PMQs, the new Prime Minister claimed a record number of new homes were built in the last year—but we’ve not found any evidence to support this.

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No evidence for Rishi Sunak’s claim about ‘record’ number of new homes built
1 November 2022

The UK has not suspended aid to Ukraine

The government has pledged to continue its support.

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The UK has not suspended aid to Ukraine
1 November 2022

Penny Mordaunt was given special permission to wear submariners badge in 2019

A Facebook post claims Penny Mordaunt MP shouldn’t have worn a badge awarded to submariners. In fact, she was invited to wear the badge by the Royal Navy.

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Penny Mordaunt was given special permission to wear submariners badge in 2019

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