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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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Sir John Gieve admits Bank failed to act
Govt ‘may pay price’ for bank bailout

The government could end up making a loss on its investment in the UK banking sector, the deputy governor of the Bank of England has warned. Sir John Gieve also admitted that the Bank knew of unsustainable lending but failed to act. Speaking to BBC’s Panorama, Sir John said: “This is a major storm we… Read more »

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Bank of England cuts rates to five per cent
Interest rates cut to five per cent

Interest rates have been cut to five per cent, as the Bank of England reacts to slow growth in the UK economy and house price falls. Lenders are now under pressure to pass on the 0.25 per cent cut to lenders, with analysts and borrowers expecting the reduction. High London interbank offered rates (Libor) has… Read more »