Holyrood Magazine issue 390 / 23 October 2017

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 30 October 2017 in Magazine

Interview with Scottish Labour leadership candidate, Anas Sarwar; Focus on the Scottish criminal justice landscape including comment from Michael Matheson and an interview with Colin McConnell, chief executive of the Scottish Prison Service; And a look at what’s really going on with teacher shortages.

3 Editor’s note

I am not saying all men are rapists but I am saying that women live with a sub-conscious dread of being raped and that that fear is on a spectrum


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point

Those who receive Universal Credit tell a different story than the DWP


9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


10 Political Spotlight

Philip Hammond faces a budget knowing Brexit has arrived for consumers


12 Political Interview: Anas Sarwar

Glasgow MSP Anas Sarwar on his pitch to be Scottish labour leader


17 Overview: Criminal Justice

The trend in Scotland is towards more rehabilitation and community-based sentences to prevent re-offending


21 Comment: Michael Matheson

Scotland is a safer country than it was a decade ago, but progress has been unequal, says the Cabinet Secretary for Justice


24 Interview: Colin McConnell

The Scottish Prison Service chief executive explains why the Scottish approach to justice and imprisonment is working well


29 Feature: Teacher numbers

Is there really a crisis in Scotland’s schools?


34 Event Report

Can Scotland be a global centre for financial services post-Brexit?


36 Getting to know you

Christine Jardine reveals her feelings on aubergines


38 Comment

Dani Garavelli: Squabbling over period poverty is counterproductive


39 Inbox

Homes, homelessness and the V&A Dundee


40 Diary

Ladies in waiting, mixing with the Common People and fluffy vodka


41 Politicians & their pets

Bill Bowman’s borrowed boxer


42 Last Word

Sketch: Liam Kirkaldy tries to get to grips with a confusing three days at the SNP autumn conference  

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