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30 January 2013

Does the UK have the third worst economic performance among G20 nations?

Opposition Leader Ed Miliband accused David Cameron of overseeing an economy that is 18th out of the 20 G20 countries in terms of growth. Is this true?

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30 January 2013

In spite of £9k fee hike, student numbers rise again

Contrary to expectations, this year's UCAS applications are the third highest on record. Though applicant numbers are still markedly down from pre-tuition fee hike levels, final UCAS figures show there's …

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30 January 2013

What price treachery? The cost of voting against boundary reform

As the Conservatives accused their Coalition partners of blocking constitutional reform and flirting with the Opposition, the Daily Mail reported that by voting against boundary changes the Lib Dems are …

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29 January 2013

All aboard! Are Britain's railways in need of high-speed relief?

Full Fact looks at the data behind the current push for a new high speed rail network, from commuter numbers to overcrowding.

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29 January 2013

'Toddler tax': are parents £1,700 worse off?

Should parents expect to pay an extra £1,700 over the next two years as Labour's Stephen Twigg has claimed? Full Fact investigates.

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28 January 2013

You're fired! Has it been a record year for redundancies?

As the Government waits to see whether the UK will take a ride on the triple-dipper, several newspapers suggested that 2011-12 had been a record year for redundancies. What's the …

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28 January 2013

Are non-academies failing to keep up?

The Department for Education's league tables show that academies are outstripping other schools in GCSE result improvement. Full Fact placed its magnifying glass over the performance data.

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25 January 2013

Are the Coalition for Marriage using straight statistics?

As the Government publishes draft legislation to legalise same-sex marriage, campaigners opposed to the changes have been leafleting in their droves. But are their efforts based on sound evidence?

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25 January 2013

An aleing industry?

As the de-toxers count down the days until February and the re-toxers raise a glass to another month well-spent, the Sun reports that the drinking of beer - that most …

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24 January 2013

Q&A: Can we still trust crime statistics?

Crime is falling. Probably. Yet, according to the BBC and others this morning, it might not be falling as fast as we might think. The BBC reported that trends of …

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24 January 2013

Is the Health Minister right about a link between deprivation and obesity?

Public Health Minister Anna Soubry caused a splash this week by apparently claiming, as The Times put it, that 'you can spot poor kids because they're fat'. Speaking to the …

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24 January 2013

Factchecking David Cameron's speech on Europe, part II

Yesterday the Prime Minister delivered a much-anticipated speech outlining Britain's future within the European Union. Here's the second instalment of our analysis, in which we factcheck a few claims from …

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