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Holyrood Magazine issue 390 / 23 October 2017

Holyrood Magazine issue 390 / 23 October 2017

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Interview with Scottish Labour leadership candidate, Anas Sarwar; Focus on the Scottish criminal justice landscape including comment from Michael Matheson and an interview with Colin McConnell, chief executive of the Scottish Prison Service; And a look at what’s really going on with teacher shortages.

3 Editor’s note

I am not saying all men are rapists but I am saying that women live with a sub-conscious dread of being raped and that that fear is on a spectrum

6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point

Those who receive Universal Credit tell a different story than the DWP

9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

10 Political Spotlight

Philip Hammond faces a budget knowing Brexit has arrived for consumers

12 Political Interview: Anas Sarwar

Glasgow MSP Anas Sarwar on his pitch to be Scottish labour leader

17 Overview: Criminal Justice

The trend in Scotland is towards more rehabilitation and community-based sentences to prevent re-offending

21 Comment: Michael Matheson

Scotland is a safer country than it was a decade ago, but progress has been unequal, says the Cabinet Secretary for Justice

24 Interview: Colin McConnell

The Scottish Prison Service chief executive explains why the Scottish approach to justice and imprisonment is working well

29 Feature: Teacher numbers

Is there really a crisis in Scotland’s schools?

34 Event Report

Can Scotland be a global centre for financial services post-Brexit?

36 Getting to know you

Christine Jardine reveals her feelings on aubergines

38 Comment

Dani Garavelli: Squabbling over period poverty is counterproductive

39 Inbox

Homes, homelessness and the V&A Dundee

40 Diary

Ladies in waiting, mixing with the Common People and fluffy vodka

41 Politicians & their pets

Bill Bowman’s borrowed boxer

42 Last Word

Sketch: Liam Kirkaldy tries to get to grips with a confusing three days at the SNP autumn conference  

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