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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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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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Minister on Met Police investigation: ‘Standards must be raised’

Minister of state, Kit Malthouse, made a statement to the House of Commons following an investigation into “bullying and misogyny in Charing Cross Police Station”.  Malthouse told the House: “Misogynistic, racist and homophobic behaviour became commonplace between officers”.  The Conservative MP said that he hoped that the investigations taking place, including one by the Home… Read more »