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10 Years On: Humanists UK reflects on Same-Sex Marriage Act coming into force

Humanists UK is celebrating the ten year anniversary of the first same-sex marriages in England and Wales. Whereas the Marriage (Same-Sex Couples) Act received Royal Assent on 17 July 2013, it took some time to implement this change, so the Act only came into force the following year. The first same-sex marriages took place just after midnight… Read more »

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Speaker reminds MPs: ‘our words have consequences’

Following “abuse” towards Keir Starmer outside parliament last night, the Speaker of the House, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, made a statement, which reminded MPs that their “words have consequences”. This follows “reports that some abuse was directed towards the leader of the opposition related to claims made by the prime minister”. Hoyle repeated his previous remarks,… Read more »

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The self regulation of politics

According to the ministerial code, ministers- including the prime minister- must be ‘accurate and truthful’ in their dealings with Parliament and comply with the principle of collective responsibility. Failure to do either would be expected to result in resignation. Boris Johnson has been accused of potentially breaching the code following allegations he may have misled… Read more »