Holyrood 486 / 25 April 2022
Party Faithful - Just how bad do things have to get before the Tories ditch Boris?
3 Editor’s note
Johnson has undermined all pillars of our establishment, and now operates Westminster like his personal fiefdom
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point
Playing professional football should be a privilege, not a right
8 In Context
What does it mean to be a ‘non-dom’?
9 Political Spotlight: Secret Scotland
What does the SNP’s attitude towards press and media scrutiny mean for accountability and transparency?
11 Overview: 1,2,3, easy as S.T.V.
As postal voting begins, what will determine the outcome of the council elections?
17 Roundtable: Local politics
MSPs get together to discuss their time as councillors and the powers of local government
22 Homelessness: Housing First
Housing First has come of age, but is it achieving what it set out to do?
26 Interview: Sir Angus Deaton
The Nobel prize-winning economist on the ‘deaths of despair’ blighting Scotland and the United States
30 Education: School exams
Exam season is here again, but it’s not just the pupils who are under scrutiny – it’s the exam system itself
33 Political Interview: Natalie Don
The SNP MSP on how growing up in poverty has informed her politics
36 Getting to know...
Douglas Lumsden, the North East MSP who once broke a bus
Kenneth Murray on the unfairness of credit ratings
39 Politicians’ pets
Amy Callaghan introduces Alfie the dog
Hair, hair! Michael Fabricant gives Boris his backing
41 Political spin
Marion Fellows MP on Mario Lanza and The Beatles
42 Last Word
Sketch: Boris Johnson tries to avoid the elephant in the room