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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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Esther McVey's sexism sensitivities overshadow DWP questions in the Commons
Jacob Rees-Mogg says appointment of Esther McVey as ‘tsar for wokedom’ is ‘tokenistic flimflam’

Former cabinet minister Jacob Rees-Mogg has called Esther McVey’s appointment to the cabinet as a minister without portfolio “tokenistic”. It was reported by the Sun newspaper yesterday that McVey would return to the cabinet as Rishi Sunak‘s de facto “common sense tsar”. Downing Street later confirmed the appointment. McVey has previously served as the secretary… Read more »

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Johnson allies committed ‘attack on the legitimacy of parliament itself’

Priti Patel and Jacob Rees-Mogg are among those Boris Johnson allies fiercely criticised by the privileges committee over comments made relating to its investigation into whether the former PM misled the House over partygate.  The new special report by the committee claims the former PM’s supporters “waged” a “campaign” against its work in a bid… Read more »