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10 May 2011

What proportion of Government cuts were Labour committed to?

Two halves of the Coalition offered two different interpretations of the size of the cuts proposed by the last Government this week, but do either reflect the true picture?

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10 May 2011

How does the NHS compare internationally on disease mortality?

With the NHS Bill now reaching the end of its pause period, and with the Government indicating that substantial changes will be made, Full Fact has been taking a closer …

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9 May 2011

Are wind turbines to blame for projected rises in electricity bills?

The Express claimed today that the Government's Renewable Energy Review has found the cost of wind farms will add £50 to the average annual household bill by 2020. But does …

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4 May 2011

AV referendum: Has UK politics historically always been a two-horse race?

Last week Intelligence2 hosted a very informative debate on the merits of AV and First Past the Post (FPTP). Full Fact attended the even, producing a leaflet outlining the most …

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27 April 2011

How does life expectancy in parts of Glasgow compare with Kabul?

While out campaigning, George Galloway stated that in some parts of Glasgow life expectancy is lower than in Kabul. Full Fact went in search of the figures.

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21 April 2011

Is First Past the Post good at throwing out unpopular governments?

Proponents of the First Past the Post electoral system claim that it is good at throwing out unpopular governments at election time. Seeking some evidence for this, Full Fact went …

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19 April 2011

AV Referendum: Will safe seats be a thing of the past under the Alternative Vote?

The latest in our series on the AV referendum. Here we assess what impact the change in voting system would have on the number of MPs with relative ease in …

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18 April 2011

AV Referendum: could third placed candidates end up winning?

The Prime Minister today joined forces with old adversary John Reid to recommend that Britons reject the AV system in three weeks time. But how sound is his claim that …

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15 April 2011

Do UK immigrant workers have higher average earnings than UK born workers?

Chris Huhne this week on Question Time claimed it was a surprising reality that non-UK born workers have higher average earnings than UK-born workers. Was he right?

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14 April 2011

AV Referendum: did AV cause turnout to fall in Australian elections?

Former England cricket captain David Gower today came in to bat for No2AV today, using a column in the Sun to claim that the Australian example should caution against its …

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14 April 2011

David Cameron immigration speech: Assessing the PM's figures

Making the case for Government policy on immigration this morning, David Cameron gave a speech using an array of immigration statistics. Were all of them accurate?

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13 April 2011

AV Referendum: do only three countries use AV?

The claim that worldwide only Australia, Fiji and Papua New Guinea use AV has been used by prominent 'No' campaigners for some time. But is it actually accurate?

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