8th Nov 2019

No indication that the European Court of Justice would be the arbiter of all disputes in a future UK-EU trade agreement

The UK and EU’s mutually agreed intention is that the EU courts would only be the ultimate arbiter of disputes which relate to the interpretation of EU law.

8th Nov 2019

This is not an image of Jeremy Corbyn at an IRA funeral

The man in the photos has been identified by those familiar with Bobby Sands as Jim Gibney, who now serves as a political aide.

8th Nov 2019

Police officer numbers in England and Wales

The number of police officers has dropped by 20,600 since 2010.

7th Nov 2019

Paying £500 million more a week for drugs post-Brexit is based on a fairly extreme scenario

While it’s certainly possible the NHS could pay more for drugs after a post-Brexit US trade deal, we can’t say what this would look like until after a draft agreement ...

7th Nov 2019

John McDonnell repeats misleading claim about Conservative pension age plans

John McDonnell claimed that the Conservatives ambition is to raise the pension age to 75. That is not the party’s policy.

7th Nov 2019

Ken Clarke did not say he won’t vote for the Conservatives

He did say there was a possibility that he might not, but that he didn’t expect this to be the case.

7th Nov 2019

This video has been edited to make Keir Starmer appear confused at the end

In the original video, Mr Starmer promptly answers Piers Morgan’s question.

6th Nov 2019

£50 billion “remain bonus” figure is a reasonable estimate but highly uncertain

The calculation is a fair assessment of the best available forecasts. But those forecasts themselves contain a high degree of uncertainty.

6th Nov 2019

Lib Dem leaflet falsely attributes pro-Lib Dem quote to the Guardian

The quote is actually the Guardian’s summary of the words of Jo Swinson.

5th Nov 2019

This footage of Keir Starmer being interviewed on Good Morning Britain was edited before being posted by the Conservative party

The interview was edited before being posted by the Conservative party to make Mr Starmer look confused.

4th Nov 2019

BBC Question Time get themselves in a mess over who broke electoral law

Fiona Bruce and an audience member found themselves each talking about Leave.EU and Vote Leave.

4th Nov 2019

The Mail’s diabetes front page needs context

Type 2 diabetes sufferers make up one in 10 hospital admissions in England but a small fraction were admitted for type 2 diabetes as the main diagnosis.

1st Nov 2019

UK workers’ rights: what are the rules on sick pay, maternity and annual leave?

Most of the numbers in a viral post about UK and EU workers’ rights are correct, but could benefit from some more context.

1st Nov 2019

Claim about social care spending and nurse numbers needs more context

Just under 97,000 nurses voluntarily resigned from the NHS in England between 2010 and 2018. Overall the number of nurses working in the NHS is higher than in 2010.