Holyrood 474 / 18 October 2021
Political spotlight: Boris bakes while Britain breaks. Plus, the Direction of Travel: the future of transport projects in Scotland, including interview with new transport minister Graeme Dey .
3 Editor’s note
A cynical exercise in creating a grievance for advancing both an argument about the Tories being anti-children and the case for more powers
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point
Nirvana, New Labour and nostalgia for the 1990s
8 In Context
Should misogyny become a hate crime or standalone offence?
9 Cover Story: Crisis? Which crisis?
The Prime Minister flies off to sunny Spain as labour shortages leave us facing a Christmas without toys, trees or turkeys
11 Overview: Tunnel Vision
Can Boris Johnson’s government strengthen the UK by improving transport links between the four nations?
14 Interview: Graeme Dey
The new transport minister on the challenges in his portfolio and how he never meant to end up in parliament
19 Feature: Prostitution
The Scottish Government will struggle to find a solution that suits two vehemently opposing views
22 Interview: Jackson Carlaw
The former Scottish Conservative leader - and our Wag of the Year - talks leadership, resignation and the future
Discussing how to heat buildings the sustainable way
28 Getting to know...
Sue Webber talks dream dinner dates in Switzerland
Neil Findlay: It’s time to fix Scotland’s housing crisis
Councillor Scott Douglas introduces us to Herbert, the miniature dachshund 32 Diary
Special K, Gove-ing it large and banging playlists
33 Life Stories
Fiona Hyslop on the books that have helped shape her life and career
34 Last Word
Sketch: Nicola Sturgeon and Douglas Ross bicker over who is more working class