Holyrood Magazine issue 409 / 24 September 2018

Written by on 24 September 2018 in Magazine

Torn apart:

Conference season mutiny

Mandy Rhodes: Can Corbyn & May save their parties, or themselves?

Overview: Rumours of plots, conspiracies and coups

Yanis Varoufakis: The Greek economist on being a Eurosceptic remainer


3 Editor’s note: The political leaders of all three main UK parties face questions not just of their own survival but also of their parties

6  Roundup: Pictures and numbers  from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point: Ruth Davidson was right to highlight the importance of life balance and family
9 Digital Highlights: The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content
10 Political Spotlight:: Boris Johnson is like a one-man soap opera 

12  Cover Story: Conference season overview
With Brexit looming, Labour and the Tories are consumed by rumours of plotting, conspiracy and coups

17  Comment: Tories, Labour and Lib Dems writing for Holyrood, the UK parties outline their priorities

22  Interview: David Mundell, the Scottish Secretary, dismisses suggestions that relations with the Scottish Government have a reached a low ebb

26  Space: Scotland’s aspirations. Scotland is a global leader in satellite production and it will soon be home to Europe’s first spaceport

30  Interview: Yanis Varoufakis
The former Greek finance minister on Scottish independence and being a Eurosceptic remainer

34 Event Report: A look at the future of apprenticeships and training
36 Comment
Kenny MacAskill: Anti-Americanism is in full flow 
38 GTKY: Orkney MSP Liam McArthur talks about his bottom
38 Events: Browse Holyrood future Events and book your places
42 Last Word Sketch: The Lib Dem conference saw the party get creative in its search for a new leader
40 Diary:Climate confusion, a pot of soup and a bunch of mugs at the Lib Dem conference


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