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Political Interview: ‘If not me, who?’ - Pam Duncan-Glancy MSP on championing the cause of disability

PLUS Science & Innovation
The Appliance of Science - Scotland at the cutting edge
Under Surveillance - How AI is encroaching on your privacy
Chief Scientist - Interview with Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak

3 Editor’s note
Being appalled at the debasement of politics by this pantomime of a government is not a uniquely Scottish affair


5  Roundup  
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point
Will protests in Iran lead to lasting change for women?
8 In Context
The controversial Public Order Bill, dubbed the anti-protest bill

9  Political Spotlight: Searching for the Magic Numbers
Does the Scottish Government’s economy paper hold the right formula to secure independence?

12  Political Interview: Pam Duncan Glancy
The Labour MSP on growing up with a disability and why she is determined to effect change for others

16  Science & Innovation: Overview
Scotland has a proud history of being at the forefront of scientific discovery, but we shouldn’t take that for granted

19  AI & Surveillance: Watching You
AI and machine learning has huge potential, but how will it impact our right to privacy?

24  Interview: Anna Dominiczak
The government’s new chief health advisor on bringing innovation into the NHS and the legacy of Covid

30  Interview: History makers
The three black female rectors helping re-shape Scotland’s ancient universities

34 Event Report
Holyrood at the SNP Conference

36 Getting to know...
SNP MSP Collette Stevenson on politics at high school and Italia ‘90

38 Comment
Fundamentalism is the fever of our times, says James Mitchell

39 Politicians’ pets
Ash Regan introduces us to her dog, Lexie 

40 Diary
Liz Truss turns over a new leaf

41 Political spin
Paul O’Kane talks to Holyrood about the soundtrack of his childhood

42 Last Word
Sketch: Jeremy Hunt tries to steady the Titanic

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