Shining a light on the facts

Scotland in Union needs your help

Welcome to Nat Fact Check, where Scotland in Union will be examining claims made by nationalist politicians to see how they weigh up.

 

We need your help.  You are our eyes and ears throughout Scotland, and we need you to get in touch whenever you see or hear a nationalist politician making a questionable claim. 

 

This could be in a leaflet, at a political meeting,

in a local newspaper, or broadcast on radio or television.

If you would like us to look into a claim, please contact Nat Fact Check at:

natfactcheck@scotlandinunion.co.uk,

including the following information in your email:

·      Your name and address

·      The politician making the claim

·      The quote from the politician making the claim

·      When and where this claim was made

·      Any related evidence (for example a
       photograph of the leaflet or article)

Has Scotland's exam grades system disadvantaged poorer pupils this year?

SNP's Education Secretary John Swinney MSP has claimed there is “no evidence” that pupils from poorer areas were disadvantaged by Scotland’s new school grades system. Does he pass or fail?
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We may need to contact you for more information on your submission.  We will look into as many claims as possible, and you will find our responses here.  Check out our latest Nat Fact Check below!

Is Scotland only receiving £21m to deal with Coronavirus?

The SNP's Finance Secretary, Kate Forbes, posted on Twitter that of the £30 billion support package announced by the UK Chancellor, the Scottish Government will only receive £21 million.  Is that really all the support that Scotland will receive?

We may need to contact you for more information on your submission.  We will look into as many claims as possible, and you will find our responses here.  Check out our latest Nat Fact Check below!

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Does Scotland "pay out" more than it gets back?

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Did Jo Swinson MP

use "false figures" when referring to the number

of Govan school leavers attending university?

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Would a separate Scotland have to adopt the euro if it joined the European Union?

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Are newspapers hiding the truth about North Sea oil from Scots readers?

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Is Gatwick Airport

linked to the rail network

by a shuttle?

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Does the Scottish Government lack the powers to top up

Pension Credit?

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Is Scotland’s economy forecast to grow faster than the UK?

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Would the EU treat an independent Scotland like East Germany?

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Has a ‘secret oil field’ been discovered?

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Has NHS spending increased

year on year?

The First Minister claims it has!

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Is a Scottish council spending £20,000 to fly the Union flag

all year round?

Marion Fellows MP has made this accusation against North Lanarkshire Council,

but is she right?

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Is there majority support for independence ?

Angus Brendan MacNeil MP: “Friends, we are in a great moment in Scottish history. Support for independence is over 50 per cent.”

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Is the Scottish Government leading the world on climate change? 

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon: "...we are – by any reasonable benchmark – a global leader in living up to our international obligations."

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