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Holyrood 451 / 21 September 2020

Holyrood 451 / 21 September 2020

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Pants on fire: Taking a torch to Britain’s reputation. And our quarterly Green Pages pull-out section including exclusive interviews with Chris Stark, the chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change, and Scottish Green MSP Ross Greer.

3 Editor’s note
The Conservative Party, once the party of law and order, has gone feral

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

6 Talking Point
The proposed licensing scheme for short-term lets looks positive  

8 In Context
All you need to know about the new Protect Scotland app

10  Cover Story: Burning through trust
Faith in the Prime Minister’s word is weaker than ever


GREEN PAGES - special pullout section

15 In Context:  Holyrood’s green recovery inquiry  

16 Overview: How the idea of a green economic recovery went mainstream

20 Transport: Progress needs to be made towards increasing active travel and greener transport

22 Water Services: Special feature in association with Scottish Water

24 Interview - Chris Stark:  The chief executive of the Committee on Climate Change on reasons for optimism

29 Interview - Ross Greer: Scotland’s youngest MSP isn’t afraid to speak his mind

31 Talking Point: Is the legacy of lockdown an appreciation of the outdoors?


33  Interview: Joseph Malik
The musician and community activist talks about his battle against racism

36  Special feature: Supporting recovery
Scotland Excel wants to partner with councils during the post-coronavirus recovery and beyond

38 Comment
Boris Johnson is risking decades of progress in Northern Ireland

39 Event spotlight
Kirsty the Holyrood Baby

40 Diary
Lego, Leitch and Michelle Ballantyne’s chickens coming home to roost

41 Politicians’ pets
Douglas Ross introduces us to his old dalmation, Murphy

42 Last Word
The UK breaks international law in the most boring way imagineable

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