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Holyrood 456 / 30 November 2020

Holyrood 456 / 30 November 2020

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SNP Conference Special including exclusive comment from the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, interview with finance secretary Kate Forbes, and advice from departing MSPs Maureen Watt, Stewart Stevenson and Richard Lyle

3 Editor’s note
We must now draw on that bank of memories and use them to plan for a different Christmas. A safer one.

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point
Online misinformation is a problem for all of us to solve

8 In Context
A look at the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill 

9  Political Spotlight: Hate Crime Bill
The Scottish Government’s Hate Crime Bill has become more controversial than it needed to be

11  Overview: SNP conference
While eyeing another election victory, internal politics and the Salmond inquiry could be cause for concern

14  Cover Story: First Minister’s comment
Nicola Sturgeon on the key issues facing Scotland and why her government should lead the country through them

16  Interview: Kate Forbes
Scotland’s Finance Secretary on faith, hope and responsibility in politics

21  Focus: Departing thoughts
Some of the SNP’s most experienced figures on what they’ve learned from politics

28  Feature: Nature Prescriptions
Why some GPs are prescribing the great oudoors to patients

31 Comment
As a black woman, dealing with racism is constant and incredibly exhausting 

32 Diary
Fashion faux pas and zombie attacks

33 Politicians’ pets
Christine Jardine MP introduces us to her pet cockapoo, Brora 

34 Last Word
Scotland braces itself for the start of cross-border tampon raids

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