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Highest number of MPs ever take secular affirmation

The UK has elected the most openly non-religious House of Commons in history, with roughly 40% of MPs during their swearing-in ceremony choosing to take the secular affirmation instead of a religious oath to God, up from 24% after the 2019 election. These include the Prime Minister Sir Keir Starmer and 50% of the Cabinet…. Read more »

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MDU urges new government to reform healthcare regulation to boost morale

Responding to today’s general election result, Dr Michael Devlin, Medical Defence Union (MDU) head of professional standards said: “A new government always finds plenty of problems waiting for them on the desk. Sadly, it has become too familiar for us to see a healthcare workforce that is over stretched and under supported. This was reflected… Read more »

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Could Robert Jenrick be the next Conservative Party leader?

It’s SW1’s worst-kept secret: the Conservative Party is looking over and beyond the horizon of the next election and plotting its future.  Take the recent launch of Liz Truss’ Popular Conservative grouping or “movement” to uncritically adopt its rhetoric. Speaking to this latest faction’s inaugural conference, the former prime minister rejected accusations she holds hidden… Read more »