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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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Ipsa has approved nearly £4k of expenses for MPs returning overseas for Thatcher debate
Green light for Thatcher tribute expenses

MPs travelling to Westminster today to praise former Conservative prime minister Margaret Thatcher are eligible for expenses of up to £3,750, it has been confirmed.

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Jack Mason: 'Some members of parliament are fully committed to transparency'
Comment: MPs’ expenses threatens public trust again

Before they even rebuilt public trust, MPs are up to their old tricks on expenses, with Jhn Bercow using privacy arguments to prevent Ipsa publishing details of parliamentarians’ housing arrangements.