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Does the energy crisis affect our climate change ambitions?

3 Editor’s note
The vote at Stage One should, of course, have been a free vote but the SNP did not have the courage of its convictions

5  Roundup - Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
6 Talking Point - LGBT rights at this year’s World Cup
8 In Context - Votes of conscience – what are they and how often do they happen?

10  Political Spotlight: Bitter Together
Rishi Sunak has taken some small steps toward re-building the relationship with Scotland, but the UK is still divided

14  Interview: Alexis Jay
The chair of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse speaks about the “unbearable” experiences of survivors 

20   Overview: Power Struggle
As world leaders gather in Egypt, we ask if the energy crisis threatens climate change goals

24   Comment: Mairi McAllan 
The environment minister on why COP27 most build on the progress made in Glasgow twelve months ago

28   Feature: Seaweed success
It’s now a cottage industry, but can the seaweed sector help Scotland grow a sustainable economy?

32  Interview: Maurice Golden
The Tory MSP on meeting climate goals and the halcyon days of his party

37 Comment
James Mitchell wonders why some Cabinet members are being held to more exacting standards than others

38 Getting to know...
SNP Falkirk East MSP Michelle Thomson

40 Diary
Rishi gets a new job, but the Head of Uncertainty and Scenarios post remains unfilled... 

41 Politicians’ pets
Lib Dem chief whip Wendy Chamberlain introduces her dogs, Tamlyn and Tirran

42 Political spin
Scottish Government minister Jamie Hepburn shares his love of Britpop classics and The NeverEnding Story 

43 Last Word
Sketch: Suella Braverman defends the government from her broomstick

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