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28 April 2022

Was Rishi Sunak’s in-laws’ company a ‘beneficiary’ of a UK-India trade deal?

An announcement of £1 billion worth of trade and investment between the UK and India included Infosys, as well as a number of other firms.

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Was Rishi Sunak’s in-laws’ company a ‘beneficiary’ of a UK-India trade deal?
28 April 2022

Picture of Icelandic lake has been edited

The real lake doesn’t look like an eye.

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Picture of Icelandic lake has been edited
26 April 2022

Photographs of aeroplanes don’t prove existence of ‘chemtrails’

Pictures shared online have been falsely claimed to show that the ‘chemtrails’ conspiracy theory is correct.

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Photographs of aeroplanes don’t prove existence of ‘chemtrails’
25 April 2022

High reported Covid-19 deaths due to Easter holiday backlog

No deaths were reported over the Easter bank holiday weekend, leading to a spike in reports in the following days. The actual number of Covid-19 deaths occurring is falling.

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High reported Covid-19 deaths due to Easter holiday backlog
22 April 2022

Did David Blunkett propose sending asylum seekers abroad in 2004?

We look into Boris Johnson’s claims at PMQs that the former Labour Home Secretary first proposed plans similar to the government’s deal with Rwanda.

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Did David Blunkett propose sending asylum seekers abroad in 2004?
21 April 2022

Labour election leaflets and ads wrongly claiming families are ‘£2,620 worse off’

The claim that families are ‘£2,620 worse off’ does not account for any rises in wages or benefits, and is based on some cost estimates which are not reliable.

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Labour election leaflets and ads wrongly claiming families are ‘£2,620 worse off’
21 April 2022

Boris Johnson makes false employment claim for ninth time in Parliament

The PM claimed there are more people in work than there were before the pandemic. This figure only counts employees and not the self-employed. In total there are 600,000 fewer …

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Boris Johnson makes false employment claim for ninth time in Parliament
20 April 2022

Rishi Sunak’s in-laws’ company isn’t registered in Rwanda

Infosys, the company founded by Akshata Murty’s father, is not registered in Rwanda.

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Rishi Sunak’s in-laws’ company isn’t registered in Rwanda
20 April 2022

Number of death certificates with only Covid-19 is a bad estimate of the death toll

To the end of 2021, over 150,000 deaths in the UK had been registered with Covid-19 as the underlying cause.

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Number of death certificates with only Covid-19 is a bad estimate of the death toll
20 April 2022

Viral pensions post has its maths all wrong

The post misunderstands how state pensions work in the UK.

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Viral pensions post has its maths all wrong
19 April 2022

Working pensioners will have to pay the health and social care levy from 2023

National Insurance is increasing, but so is the threshold for paying it, and how it affects working pensioners changes next year.

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Working pensioners will have to pay the health and social care levy from 2023
14 April 2022

Article claiming link between referee whistles and heart problems in athletes is fake

There is no credible evidence of an expert describing a link between referee whistles and heart problems in athletes.

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Article claiming link between referee whistles and heart problems in athletes is fake

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