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Holyrood 481 / 15 February 2022

Holyrood 481 / 15 February 2022

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Sharing the Care
P15 Creating a National Care Service
P22 The scandal of adults with learning disabilities lost in the system
P28 Forced adoption

Plus
p11: Exclusive interview with chair of the EHRC, Baroness Kishwer Falkner

3 Editor’s note
Boris Johnson has sucked the integrity from our politics. He has created an environment of distrust

5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee is a chance to think about the future


8 In Context
Just what is the SNP position on pensions in an independent Scotland?

9  Political Spotlight: On the doorstep
Will Boris Johnson and the constitution dominate May’s local council elections?


11  Interview: Baroness Kishwer Falkner
The chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission on being at the centre of a backlash over trans rights


15  Overview: From cradle to grave
Hopes are high for the new National Care Service, but can it deliver joined-up services for people of all ages?


19  Q&A: Kevin Stewart
The social care minister on improving the lot of carers and the people who need them


22  CARE: Learning disabilities
Thousands of people are being denied care close to home. Can the new National Care Service help?


28  Campaign: The Stolen Generation
Tens of thousands of mothers were forced to give up their children during the 60s, 70s and 80s – now campaigners are fighting for an apology


32  Interview: Meghan Gallacher
The MSP reveals how dissertation research and the input of her late gran turned her into a Tory

36 Getting to know...
Jackie Dunbar, who talks about growing up on a farm 


38 Comment
Communities should be at the centre of decisions about key resources, says Andy Wightman  


39 Politicians’ pets
Scottish Conservative MSP Douglas Lumsden and his cockapoo Alfie 


40 Diary
The Circle of Life moves us all, even the Prime Minister


41 Political spin
Alex Cole-Hamilton brags about his karaoke skills42 Last Word Sketch: Roll up, roll up, for BoJo the Clown

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