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29 July 2021

Daily cancer deaths not higher than those from Covid during last 40 days

Communications consultant James Melville compares Covid-19 and cancer deaths but his figures aren’t correct.

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Daily cancer deaths not higher than those from Covid during last 40 days
23 July 2021

Was Dawn Butler right about Boris Johnson ‘lying’ to Parliament?

Dawn Butler was removed from the Commons for claiming that the Prime Minister lied.

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Was Dawn Butler right about Boris Johnson ‘lying’ to Parliament?
21 July 2021

Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility

The Reform UK leader’s claim is based on Yellow Card and VAERS data, which does not show proven adverse reactions to the vaccines.

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Richard Tice makes misleading claims about Covid-19 vaccines and fertility
20 July 2021

Average Covid-19 victim dies years before they otherwise would

In an allegedly leaked WhatsApp message, Boris Johnson appeared to claim that the average age of Covid-19 deaths is higher than the average life expectancy.

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Average Covid-19 victim dies years before they otherwise would
14 July 2021

What has the Prime Minister said about the booing of England players?

Keir Starmer says that Boris Johnson did not condemn the booing, but Boris Johnson reportedly did say that it was “totally wrong”.

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What has the Prime Minister said about the booing of England players?
8 July 2021

No, ‘woke’ culture war isn’t the biggest dividing line in Britain

It came seventh when people were asked about it in a recent survey.

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No, ‘woke’ culture war isn’t the biggest dividing line in Britain
2 July 2021

Was Michael Gove right about court ruling over bias in contracts?

The Cabinet Minister claimed on Sky News that there was no actual bias and no breach of the ministerial code in the decision to award a contract to Public First.

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Was Michael Gove right about court ruling over bias in contracts?
1 July 2021

Only a third of people first heard of the term ‘cancel culture’ in the past year

An article in The Sun far overstates the number of people who have heard of cancel culture.

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Only a third of people first heard of the term ‘cancel culture’ in the past year
30 June 2021

What we know about Matt Hancock’s alleged use of private email

Downing Street initially denied accusations that Mr Hancock and Lord Bethell used private email addresses during the pandemic.

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What we know about Matt Hancock’s alleged use of private email
14 June 2021

David Icke makes false claim that vaccines are ‘gene therapy’

Conspiracy theorist David Icke has made unsubstantiated claims about Covid-19 transmission , climate change and gene therapy.

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David Icke makes false claim that vaccines are ‘gene therapy’
28 May 2021

Matt Hancock wrong about number of Bolton vaccinations

Official figures put the town’s highest number of people vaccinated in a single day at 5,465, not tens of thousands.

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Matt Hancock wrong about number of Bolton vaccinations
28 May 2021

The media must stop using misleading headlines

Often the article doesn’t actually say what the headline promised. We call this an ‘edline’.

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The media must stop using misleading headlines

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