Autumn Statement

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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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Labour government ‘won’t be able to do everything we want’, says Reeves

Rachel Reeves, Labour’s shadow chancellor, has said that a Labour government would not be “able to do everything we want” when taking power because of the economic “mess” caused by the Conservatives. Speaking to BBC Breakfast following Thursday’s autumn statement, Ms Reeves said: “We don’t know the situation that we are going to inherit and… Read more »