Holyrood Magazine issue 406 / 18 June 2018

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 18 June 2018 in Magazine

Facing facts: The NHS needs immigrants like Denzel Datku

3 Editor’s note

I found the experience life-changing. But I also felt shame. Shame that all this happened in our recent past. And we did what?


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point

May Trumps Kim


9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


11 Political Spotlight

While the horrors of #metoo have not gone away, they are no longer getting the same level of attention


14   Employment:  Scotland’s demographic challenge

A robust labour market masks some sobering forecasts for the economy


18   Cover Story:  Denzel Darku

Scotland’s uphill battle with UK immigration rules and an ongoing struggle to fill public sector jobs


26  Interview: Keith Brown

Exclusive interview with the SNP’s new depute leader


30  Special Report: Sectarianism

Why is sectarianism cosnsidered more acceptable in modern Scotland than other bigotry and what can we do about it?


33  Interview: Dr Hilary Jones

The face of television advice on saving the NHS


38 Event Report

The Good Food Nation bill needs leadership to match its ambition


40 Comment

Henry McLeish: National identity is changing



Jenny Gilruth is very, very afraid of spiders but she does like a good rom com


44 Diary

Brown’s looky-likey, karaoke and rap battles, and Howzat for the Stones


45 An MSP’s pets

Edward Mountain’s pack of dogs display their guile


46 Last Word

Sketch: Alex Salmond said the dream would never die, but just how often will it keep recurring?

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