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King Of The North
Andy Burnham on why we need to ‘rewire Britain’ to make it work better for everyone and avoid the ‘rupture’ of independence

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Spotlight: Taking the Legal route to a referendum
Global Security: Scotland’s unique place in the World

3 Editor’s note
Whatever Sturgeon’s route to independence, she still has to persuade the majority of people that she is worthy of following there  
5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point
Make abortion more accessible or risk going backwards on equality
8 In Context
As the Scottish Parliament enters its summer recess, we look at the history of the break and some notorious holidays...

9  Political Spotlight: Sturgeon’s big risk
Will the First Minister’s Supreme Court gamble convince voters as well as the judges?  
12  Political Interview: Andy Burnham
The mayor of Manchester on the ties that bind nations and falling out of love with Westminster
17  Overview: Our Place in the World
Scotland has and is influenced by global events – but in light of changing security risks, what’s next?
21  Feature: Bill of Rights
Replacing the Human Rights Act may have some unforeseen consequences for the devolution settlement
24  Political Interview: Stewart McDonald
The SNP is planning for independence. Can McDonald rally the troops on security and defence?
27  Scotland’s Place: Plant Diplomacy
Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden, Simon Milne, explains how Scotland spreads roots throughout the world
30  Feature: Reserving the Right
Can Scotland do more to be a place of welcome for asylum seekers with the powers it has?
34  Political Interview: Cammy Day
The new leader of City of Edinburgh Council on taking charge and his 12-year journey to the top
37  Interview: Online Safety
Ofcom chief executive Dame Melanie Dawes discusses how online platforms will be regulated under the proposed Online Safety Bill

40 Getting to know...
Martin Whitfield MSP discusses stage fright and brotherly love
42 Comment
Neil Findlay on why politicians need to pick a side amid the cost-of-living crisis
43 Politicians’ pets
Tess White introduces her dogs, Kura and Pip 
44 Diary
Kinky tractors and powerful pussycats
45 Political spin
Lib Dem MP Jamie Stone proves his culture spokesperson stripes
46 Last Word
Sketch: Ian Blackford opens his third eye

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