Holyrood Magazine issue 385 / 19 June 2017

Written by on 26 June 2017 in Magazine

General Election 2017: Theresa May loses her majority despite the Scottish Conservatives gaining 12 seats, Jeremy Corbyn gains 30 Labour seats and Nicola Sturgeon loses 21 SNP seats to Scotland’s opposition parties. Plus profiles of Scotland’s 22 new MPs at Westminster.  

3 Editor’s note

Ordinarily, this bizarre, and frankly, unjust, set of political circumstances would be ripe for the SNP to brazen their way into another referendum, but that has been stymied on a number of fronts


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point

What could DIY and Harold Macmillan teach the PM?


9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


10 Political Spotlight

Brexit talks begin without any clarity about what it all means


12  Cover Story:  General Election 2017

A dramatic descent from strong and stable to a coalition of chaos


18  Results:  Scotland’s MPs

Meet the new intake of MPs, along with a few familiar faces


24  Comment: MacAskill and McLeish

Thoughts on the election result from Henry McLeish and Kenny MacAskill


27  Feature: Connected Scotland

As digital now permeates all areas of work and life, it is predicted to transform the public sector over the next decade


32  Focus: Cyber security and GDPR

The spate of recent high-profile cyber attacks has pushed cyber security up the agenda


35  Profiles: Scotland’s digital defenders

An introduction to some of the key players in public sector IT


39 Event Report

Digital technology in schools is about supporting teachers, not replacing them


42 Comment

Dani Garavelli: Never mind indyref2, education is the pressing issue


43 Inbox

The general election, housing and unemployment


44 Diary

From Holyrood to Holyrood, the Lisbon Lions and the real world


45 On the Desk

Colin Smyth, Labour MSP for South Scotland, talks Queen of the South


46 Last Word

Sketch: Liam Kirkaldy on how Theresa May went about throwing away her parliamentary majority

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