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15 October 2012

Does Scotland export twice as much to England as it does to the rest of the world?

As David Cameron and Alex Salmond put pen to paper on the finer points of the Scottish independence referendum, Scottish Secretary Michael Moore claimed this morning that England is by …

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11 October 2012

Is the UK creating more businesses than ever before?

The Prime Minister claimed in his showpiece address to Conservative Party conference delegates that Britain was "getting our entrepreneurial streak back," pointing towards the highest level of company creation on …

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11 October 2012

Are hospital patients more likely to die if admitted on weekends?

Three newspapers today reported three different figures for the increased risk associated with checking into a hospital on a weekend. Which was correct?

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9 October 2012

You and Yours: can we reduce the benefit bill by £10bn?

Full Fact's Director Will Moy appeared on Radio 4's You and Yours today to talk about mooted proposals for reducing benefits spending by £10 billion. Here as promised we provide …

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9 October 2012

Did Labour oversee the biggest gap between rich and poor "in modern times"?

Was Britain under Labour a more unequal country than at any time since modern records began?

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9 October 2012

Do three quarters of GPs support a reduction in the abortion limit?

This week Conservative MP Nadine Dorries said that she would once again press for a reduction in the abortion limit from 24 weeks to 20 weeks. She claims that 3/4 …

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8 October 2012

Labour refines "millionaires' tax cut" claim

While media attention may have switched over the weekend from the Labour Party conference to the Conservative Party equivalent in Birmingham, many of the topics under the microscope have remained …

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8 October 2012

Is the UK's abortion rate unusual compared to other countries?

After several Cabinet members came out in support of lowering the time limit for abortion, the parliamentarian responsible for the 1967 Abortion Act says that the UK's abortion rate is …

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8 October 2012

Are half of British households a burden on the state?

"Half of Britain is a burden on the state," the Sunday Times reported over the weekend. A number of newspapers also reported the news that the majority of households in …

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5 October 2012

Does reoffending cost the country £11 billion?

How much does re-offending cost the state? And to what extent can probation reduce re-offending?

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5 October 2012

Do we have the highest rate of teenage abortions in Europe?

On the day that the Government's Minister for Women said that she would support tighter restrictions on abortion, the Daily Telegraph reported that in England and Wales there are 22 …

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4 October 2012

What happens when a newspaper ignores the PCC?

This piece has been updated. See bottom for details. As the only formal means of redressing most inaccurate reporting in newspapers, the Press Complaints Commission (PCC) needs to be firmly …

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