Holyrood Magazine issue 393 / 4 December 2017

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 3 December 2017 in Magazine

Women take a stand: including interviews with Mother of the House, Harriet Harman MP, and Catherine Mayer, co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, and a feature on tackling sexual harassment in the workplace; plus a focus on Scotland’s energy mix and interview with Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy

3 Editor’s note

Kezia Dugdale had a serious and worthwhile job that she was encouraged, supported, helped and elected to do and right now, she’s not doing it

 

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

 

7 Talking Point

Will GPs have time to read their new contract over Christmas?

 

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

 

10 Political Spotlight

Box Office Phil’s Brexit budget

 

14  Feature: The Energy Mix

The question of how to make things go without killing everyone or making us poorer is at the heart of the energy strategy

 

21  Interview: Paul Wheelhouse

The Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy on BiFab, fracking and the challenges posed by Brexit

 

28  Feature: Workplace Sexual Harassment

While the political and showbiz worlds have grabbed the headlines, sexual harassment at work is a widespread problem

 

31 Interview: Harriet Harman

The longest-serving woman MP has had her fair share of macho politics

 

33  Interview: Catherine Mayer

The Women’s Equality Party co-founder looks beyond the lifestyle pages

 

36 Getting to Know You

Jeremy Balfour reveals his mince pie and Creme Egg addictions

 

38 Comment

Laura Beveridge: books and stories are very powerful for children

 

39 Inbox

Congenital heart disease, trams and Chinese manufacturing

 

40 Diary

Welcome to the jungle, sporks and the wrong way round a U-turn

 

41 Politicians and Their Pets

Richard Lochhead’s fiery terriers say hello

 

42 Last Word

Parliamentary sketch: MSPs on the environment committee spend a session debating what makes an animal wild

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