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8 April 2022

Historic claim on refugee and pensioner incomes is still wrong

The post also compares Germany’s maximum state pension to the UK’s. Germany’s state pensions are difficult to compare to ours as theirs are based on income whilst the UK’s isn’t.

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Historic claim on refugee and pensioner incomes is still wrong
8 April 2022

Keir Starmer wrong to say families will be £2,620 worse off this year

Labour’s estimates do not include rises in wages or benefits, and contain several unreliable assumptions.

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Keir Starmer wrong to say families will be £2,620 worse off this year
8 April 2022

Why Rishi Sunak’s wife’s tax status isn’t a direct consequence of her citizenship

Ms Murty uses her non-domiciled status to not pay UK tax on foreign income, but this is an active choice, and not a direct consequence of her Indian citizenship.

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Why Rishi Sunak’s wife’s tax status isn’t a direct consequence of her citizenship
7 April 2022

Keir Starmer wrong to suggest taxes aren’t rising on stocks and shares

While income from stocks and shares isn’t subject to National Insurance, dividend income is subject to dividend tax which is increasing by the same amount.

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Keir Starmer wrong to suggest taxes aren’t rising on stocks and shares
6 April 2022

Mirror wrong to say catching Covid in warm weather cuts risk of long Covid

Surveys on the prevalence of long Covid did not measure the difference between groups of people based on when they caught Covid in the first place, nor necessarily based on …

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Mirror wrong to say catching Covid in warm weather cuts risk of long Covid
4 April 2022

No evidence ‘vast majority’ of people crossing Channel in small boats are economic migrants

Research indicates that the majority of people crossing the Channel go on to be granted asylum, but the full picture is not covered by official statistics.

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No evidence ‘vast majority’ of people crossing Channel in small boats are economic migrants
1 April 2022

WEF didn’t say that property ownership would become ‘unsustainable’

A screenshot of a tweet claims Klaus Schwab said eating meat and property ownership are unsustainable.

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WEF didn’t say that property ownership would become ‘unsustainable’
1 April 2022

2,612% rise in food bank use under David Cameron needs context

The Trussell Trust did provide about 27 times more food parcels at the end of David Cameron’s time in office than it had at the beginning—but this doesn’t mean food …

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2,612% rise in food bank use under David Cameron needs context
31 March 2022

Claims about German Test and Trace costs completely wrong

The costs of German and UK Covid-19 testing and tracing programmes cannot be easily compared.

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Claims about German Test and Trace costs completely wrong
31 March 2022

Asda’s milk is vegetarian

Claims that Asda’s non-organic milk is not vegetarian are false and have been circulating since at least 2016.

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Asda’s milk is vegetarian
31 March 2022

Chris Rock did not say he ‘crossed a line’ following Will Smith Oscars slap

The comedian has not issued an official statement.

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Chris Rock did not say he ‘crossed a line’ following Will Smith Oscars slap
31 March 2022

No evidence for MP’s claims ‘tens of thousands of people’ have ‘suffered severe damage’ from vaccines

Conservative MP Sir Christopher Chope made the claim about Covid-19 vaccines during an interview with GB News.

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No evidence for MP’s claims ‘tens of thousands of people’ have ‘suffered severe damage’ from vaccines

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