Mythbusters


Why Corbyn’s ‘unpopularity’ is exaggerated: Polls show he’s more popular than most other parties’ leaders – and on the up

10 May 2017 Headlines about Jeremy Corbyn’s poor approval ratings in polls don’t tell the whole story, writes Alex Nunns

1983: the biggest myth in Labour Party history

6 September 2015 Labour's 1983 election campaign has long been used to say it is impossible for a leader like Jeremy Corbyn to win any election from the left. Alex Nunns digs out the truth

The myths of the Greek crisis

31 July 2015 The people of Greece aren’t to blame for the country’s debts. Tom Walker looks at some of the myths of the crisis

Mythbuster: Health warning

23 March 2015 By repackaging privatisation as ‘reform’, the government has tried to sell voters the idea of dismantling the health service. Jacky Davis exposes the main marketing myths behind the NHS giveaway

The myth of the 1970s

23 October 2014 In the 1970s, they say, the dead lay unburied, greedy unions held the country to ransom and a divided country was impossible to govern, John Medhurst asks: was it really so bad?

Mythbuster: Israel’s attack on Gaza

18 July 2014 Tom Walker takes apart the excuses Israel is using to justify its massacre

The myth of the economic recovery

31 January 2014 Hugo Radice and John Weeks examine George Osborne’s claims of an austerity-driven return to growth

Back to class: free schools and academies mythbuster

18 October 2013 Red Pepper looks at the myths surrounding academies and free schools

Mythbuster: Home truths about housing

22 April 2013 Red Pepper’s guide to the reality behind the housing crisis

Mythbuster: Immigration – the real story

17 December 2012 Isabelle Koksal counters the right wing myths with some facts and figures

Mythbuster: Tall tales about welfare reform

26 August 2012 Ben Baumberg, Kate Bell and Declan Gaffney tackle some of the most common welfare myths

Mythbuster: The truth about the unions

23 November 2011 As the Tories and their pals in the press ratchet up the anti-strike rhetoric, Red Pepper knocks down some of the myths they throw at the unions

Pensions: what private finance doesn’t want you to know

27 June 2011 Richard Minns and Sarah Sexton take on the lies about retirement provision

Higher education: the lie-busting low-down

4 February 2011 Cristina Delgado Garcia and Luke Yates explain why university cuts aren’t fair or needed

There is an alternative – unlock the surplus

22 December 2010 UK companies are sitting on £600 billion, writes Duncan Weldon

Countering the cuts myths

5 August 2010 The government and the press say we are in the grip of a debt crisis caused by the 'bloated' public sector. Here, Red Pepper debunks the myths used to push cuts to jobs and public services