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Reality Check: What business does the UK do with Saudi Arabia?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met Theresa May in March this year. The disappearance of the Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi has raised the possibility of sanctions….

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Reality Check: What extra policing do we pay for?

On Friday, BBC Radio 5 Live’s phone-in discussed the cost of policing the Royal Wedding. Reality Check had already looked into the question of how much the taxpayer could be contributing to this. Jill, the…


Reality Check: Is Scottish A&E outperforming England?

The claim: Scottish NHS accident and emergency departments have performed better than English ones for the last three and a half years. Reality Check verdict: A higher proportion of patients has indeed been admitted, transferred…




Dumfries fatal crash phone check driver jailed

Image copyright Crown Office Image caption Dashcam footage showed David Shields checking his phone in the lead up to the crash A recovery driver caught on camera checking his phone prior to a fatal crash…


Reality Check: Labour’s green energy plans

Image copyright EPA Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn announced in his conference speech on Wednesday: “Our programme of investment and transformation to achieve a 60% reduction in emissions by 2030 will create over 400,000 skilled jobs.”…


Reality Check: What is Labour’s Brexit plan?

Image copyright Reuters Shadow Brexit Secretary Sir Keir Starmer has confirmed that the Labour Party is preparing to vote against whatever deal Theresa May brings back from negotiations with the European Union. What is Labour’s…


Reality Check: Holyhead’s Brexit dilemma

Image copyright Getty Images The locals call it the Holyhead hum: it’s the sound of refrigeration units attached to lorry trailers waiting, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the next ferry bound…


‘A reality check like no other for Spurs’

Guillem Balague will be writing a regular column throughout the season and also appearing every Thursday on BBC Radio 5 live’s Football Daily podcast, when the focus will be on European football. You can download…


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