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8 June 2012

Ministers accused of lying to the UK Statistics Authority

Last month the Morning Star ran a story accusing Work and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith of lying to the UK Statistics Authority, and apparently had the emails to prove …

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7 June 2012

Do half of convicted paedophiles avoid jail?

The Sun has claimed that half of all people who are found guilty of paedophilic offences are not jailed. Is this correct?

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6 June 2012

Are we paying for NHS staff's posh cars?

Following reports in the Sun that NHS Trusts are providing 'posh' cars to their employees - making the taxpayer liable - Full Fact investigates how sound the newspaper's evidence really …

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1 June 2012

Is the UK's welfare system the most generous in Europe?

The Question Time panel yesterday discussed the prospect of "hordes" of Greeks moving to Britain to take advantage of our "generous" welfare system. Is this grounded in fact?

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1 June 2012

Are police solving fewer crimes?

Today the Sun reported that the police were solving fewer crimes, and that this was the first time this trend had taken place in a decade. But is there any …

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1 June 2012

How strong is public support for the monarchy?

With the Diamond Jubilee weekend just round the corner, there has been no shortage of opinion polls commissioned by the media to guage support the monarchy, and who they think …

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1 June 2012

The i needs to go further in correcting nursing jobs error

Today the i newspaper published a correction to its recent front page article which overstated the number of nursing jobs that were estimated to have been cut by the Royal …

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31 May 2012

Is the NHS pension scheme a drain on the taxpayer?

After members of the British Medical Association (BMA) voted to take industrial action over pay, one junior doctor claimed in the Sun that the doctors' pension scheme isn't a drain …

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31 May 2012

Will fewer people die if doctors strike?

The British Medical Association's decision to pursue industrial action for the first time in over 40 years provoked a great deal of interest in this morning's papers. The Independent included …

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31 May 2012

Did Labour 'fix the figures' on unemployment while in office?

Readers of the Daily Express this morning were witness to a startling accusation: "HOW LABOUR 'FIXED THE FIGURES' TO HIDE TRUE JOBLESS MISERY" Daily Express, 31 May 2012 According to …

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30 May 2012

Full Fact complains to PCC over nursing jobs error

Earlier this month the Times and the i newspapers both incorrectly reported the number of nurses supposedly at risk of being cut from the NHS. The i's coverage was the …

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30 May 2012

Are record numbers of teachers leaving the profession?

On Sunday the Independent reported that there was an exodus from the teaching profession as the number of teachers leaving the profession before they reached retirement age hit a record …

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