Muslim knife attacker claim is unfounded and implausible

A claim that 11,000 of 13,000 knife attacks in London were carried out by Muslim immigrants is unfounded and implausible.

Not all of these claims about what MPs can claim in expenses are correct

MPs don’t get a £77 daily lunch allowance or free gym membership.

There’s no evidence that any current vaccines cause cancer

Vaccines go through a number of trial stages to check they don’t have dangerous side effects.

This post about the decision to increase the state pension age needs some context

It correctly reports the pension value of a senior DWP civil servant. But whether he was “responsible” for increasing the state pension age or not depends on how you interpret ...

Drinking water at set times does not provide certain health benefits

While it is a good idea to stay hydrated, drinking water at regimented times of day has no identifiable health benefits.

This viral post about the costs of Brexit gets a lot of things wrong

It misrepresents a number of economic analyses which have been made about Brexit.

Misleading claim about pension age continues to circulate online

The government is not planning to raise the pension age to 75. It is a policy recommendation from a think tank.

Poland has not refused to allow the building of mosques

A similar view has been expressed by a Polish politician but it is not government policy.

This picture of a man swimming with a jaguar isn’t from the 2019 Amazon fires

The picture was probably taken in 2016 and shows a soldier swimming with one of the army’s jaguar mascots.

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