There is a religious rightwing in England like we have have in US
The USA is the most religious Western nation on earth. By far. It's not even close, though we are becoming more secular and less religious over time. Well, the United Kingdom, is less religious than us in the U.S., but it is still more religious than most Western nations. In the town of Cheshire, England, there is the belief that if the government isn't leading prayers at a town council meeting, it must be an attack on religion:
This is not unusual, a common belief on the religious rightwing is that if the government's isn't endorsing their beliefs than somehow their religion is under attack. That must mean that humanists such as I are always having our rights violated, because the government isn't saying humanism is true. From the Crewe Chronicle newspaper about Town Councillor who declined to participate in this illegal (as a U.K. court held it) prayer.
"Sandbach Town Councillor Richard Hoffmann told the NSS: "As I was leaving the room I was verbally abused by three members of the public saying I should be ashamed of myself, and that I shouldn't have stood for the council if I didn't want to say prayers."
The town mayor Dennis Robinson is reported to have told the local Crewe Chronicle that removing traditional prayers would be an "attack on Christianity". He opened Thursday's meeting by saying "anyone who wishes to leave may do so now."