Holyrood Magazine issue 368 / 10 October 2016
Annual autumn conference issue for the Scottish National Party. Interviews and original comment from Nicola Sturgeon, Depute Leader candidates Chris McEleny, Tommy Sheppard, Alyn Smith and Angus Robertson. Spotlight on the First Minister’s Programme for Government. Round tables on collaboration between the public and private sectors and on pharmacists as the first tier of healthcare.
3 Editor’s note
Theresa May’s speech at Conservative Party conference highlighted repeatedly that change is on the cards, but is it the kind of change we want?
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point
As 20mph speed limits are rolled out to more areas, the issue is enforcing the limits
9 Digital Highlights
The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content
10 Political Spotlight
Theresa May has transformed from a reserved remainer into a bold Brexiteer
12 Feature: Programme for Government
The Scottish Parliament has more powers than ever before, but how will they be used?
16 Interview: Nicola Sturgeon
Holyrood editor Mandy Rhodes talks to the First Minister about her experiences of the Brexit negotiations so far
24 Overview: SNP party conference
As we go into this year’s SNP conference, is a second independence referendum any closer than before?
30 Q&A: SNP depute leader contenders
Holyrood talks to the four candidates for the depute leadership of the SNP about their views on some of the issues that matter
38 Round table
How can the public and private sectors work together for better public services
42 Round table
What can help pharmacy become the first tier of healthcare?
John McTernan on Theresa May’s “toxic mix of xenophobia and pure fantasy”
Air Passenger Duty, underground coal gasification and the PM
An Icelandic trio, a big blue rubber ducky and the globe begins to crack
49 On the desk
Jamie Greene, Conservative MSP for the West of Scotland, shows off his desk
50 Last Word
Liam Kirkaldy: The Fox, the Crabb and the Leadsom - who are the beasts stalking the Tory conference?