Get the facts: Law

6 April 2021

Post suggests American WW2 prisoners were British soldiers

A photo of two emaciated men are American civilian prisoners of war, not British soldiers.

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Post suggests American WW2 prisoners were British soldiers
30 March 2021

Government asylum claims based on unpublished data

The Home Office said 60% of asylum seekers entered the country illegally but this is based on unpublished statistics

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Government asylum claims based on unpublished data
24 March 2021

Burnt-out police car in Bristol protests was not fake

A photo of a burnt-out police car taken during protests in Bristol is not ‘a prop’

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Burnt-out police car in Bristol protests was not fake
19 March 2021

Saying your religion is ‘Freedom’ on the census won’t make it a recognised belief

To establish a recognised belief you have to win a legal claim in court.

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Saying your religion is ‘Freedom’ on the census won’t make it a recognised belief
29 January 2021

“Article 42” of Magna Carta only existed for a short time

It appeared in the original 1215 version of the document, but this was quickly overturned.

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“Article 42” of Magna Carta only existed for a short time
15 December 2020

Why are people not self-isolating?

Sir Keir Starmer and other Labour MPs claim that people are breaking the rules because they cannot afford to follow them, but this is not what the evidence says

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Why are people not self-isolating?
24 July 2020

Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million

And we can’t objectively compare the public response with Black Lives Matter

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Many children have been the victims of grooming gangs, but there’s no evidence for a figure of one million
24 June 2020

Footballers aren’t banned from wearing the poppy

The poppy has always been allowed in the Premier League. It was banned in international fixtures but this ban has been lifted.

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Footballers aren’t banned from wearing the poppy
27 May 2020

What did the lockdown rules say when Dominic Cummings travelled to Durham?

Some of his choices were not specifically permitted, and it appears that he did not fully explore the alternatives, as was required.

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What did the lockdown rules say when Dominic Cummings travelled to Durham?
9 April 2020

The 5G And Beyond Act is not a British law

Nor is it about speeding up 5G installation.

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The 5G And Beyond Act is not a British law
27 February 2020

Iceland has not declared that all religions are mental disorders

A satirical article falsely claims Iceland has declared all religions to be mental disorders.

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Iceland has not declared that all religions are mental disorders
18 February 2020

Justice spending is down 25% since 2010, not 40%

The government did announce a real terms reduction of 40% to the Ministry of Justice but ultimately reduced funding by 25% between 2010/11 and 2019/20.

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Justice spending is down 25% since 2010, not 40%

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