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Holyrood 459 / 1 February 2021

Holyrood 459 / 1 February 2021

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Food and Drink special: Wrapped in red tape - Scotland’s seafood caught in a net of bureaucracy. Including Q&A Fergus Ewing, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy. Plus interview with Anas Sarwar and Monica Lennon on the Labour leadership contest

3 Editor’s note
Regardless of the plaudits, Sturgeon actually said nothing in last week’s blue-light communiqué that brought any further clarity of thought or action. But she did say it well.  

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

6 Talking Point
COVID has divided us into the casualties and the so-far spared 

8 In Context
A look at the baby box  

10  Political Spotlight: Disunited Kingdom
With polls suggesting the majority of Scots now support independence, is it too late to save the Union?

12  Cover Story: The food chain
How Brexit and COVID-19 have impacted the hospitality industry

20  Q&A: Fergus Ewing
The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy answers questions on everything from Brexit to cooking skills

23  Feature: Care Review
We might not have heard much in the year since the care review published its findings, but lots has been going on

27  Political Interview: Anas Sarwar
The Scottish Labour leadership hopeful says coming second in May’s election would be a good start

28  Political Interview:  Monica Lennon
Fresh from being named among ‘leaders that changed the world’, the MSP sets out her plans for saving her party

30 Getting to Know You
Jenny Marra looks back at the highlights of her decade as an MSP

32 Comment
Kenneth Murray on the stigmatisation of ‘lived experience’

33 Politician’s plate
Glasgow Cathcart MSP James Dornan shares his favourite meal 

34 Diary
A not-so-illegal rave and more on pothole watch 

35 Last Word
Douglas Ross gives Ruth Davidson the elbow

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