Holyrood 419 cover / 25 February 2019

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 4 March 2019 in Magazine

20 years of devolution: Including exclusive interview with former prime minister Tony Blair, comment from Sir Harry Burns, and interview with activist and academic Isobel Lindsay

3 Editor’s note

Let’s be clear here, Shamima Begum was an adolescent whose ‘choices’ were not ones that you can apply any sense of logic or rationality to


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


8 Talking Point

We should all be chilled by the withdrawal of citzenship from Shamima Begum


9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


10 Political Spotlight

The newly-formed Independent Group  emerges


12  Special feature: Integration

Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s new chair Carole Wilkinson


14  Cover story: Tony Blair

Exclusive interview with the former Labour leader


21  Regions: 20 years on

Holyrood launches a new series of regional features on how devolution has changed Scotland


26  Focus: Land reform

Land reform was the iconic issue of the early days of the parliament and it is still a work in progress


28  Comment: Harry Burns

Scotland’s former CMO on the impact of devolution on the nation’s health


30  Interview: Isobel Lindsay

The activist and academic describes her devolutionary odyssey


34  Year 20 Profile

Holyrood talks to Lewis Macdonald about the early days of devolution


36 Event Report

How sustainable is the digital health and care strategy?


38 Comment

Chitra Ramaswamy on the impact of the pupil strike on climate change


40 Diary

Mike’s mic, the Brexit monster and eating our furry friends


41 Politicians &  Their Plates

Liz Smith loves rib of beef with fresh vegetables from her neighbour’s farm


42 Last Word

Sketch: Liam Kirkaldy on how the new Independent Group of MPs might fare north of the border

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