Raab resignation must be the beginning, not the end, of efforts to reform our politics

2023-04-21 12:46:00 +0100

Commenting on the resignation of the Rt Hon Dominic Raab as Deputy Prime Minister, Jennifer Nadel, Co-Director of Compassion in Politics, said:

"We welcome the resignation of Dominic Raab but hope this will be seen as the beginning rather than the end of any efforts to substantially improve the standards in our politics and life for those who work in it. Our detailed report on the culture of politics shows that staff are routinely subjected to bullying, conflict, and stress and our recent polling with the Global Compassion Coalition found that 6 in 10 people believe our politicians need to show more compassion. Only thorough reform, including the establishment of an independent HR function for MPs staff, compulsory management and equality training for Members and Ministers, and the placement of the ministerial code on a statutory footing, will make politics a decent, inclusive and respectful environment to work in for all."

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