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Holyrood Magazine issue 416 / 14 January 2019

Holyrood Magazine issue 416 / 14 January 2019

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Scottish Parliament 20th Anniversary Year

3 Editor’s note
The exposé of the all-pervasive nature of sexual harassment is the motif of our time. This was the moment for political leaders to step-up and provide the roadmap for change

6  Roundup 
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks

7 Talking Point
The dubious origins of the contents of UK musuems 

9 Digital Highlights
The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content

12 Political Spotlight
It has been an eventful start to 2019

14   Cover Story: Henry McLeish interview
Scotland’s second first minister on his role in the birth of a parliament

18   Immigration: Hostile Environment
How hostile environment immigration policy is spreading into every area of UK society  

22   Economy: Overview
How Scotland is attempting to weather the storm on public spending

30   Economy: Q&A on finance
Opposition parties explain how they would do things differently 

36   Economy: Derek Mackay interview
Scotland’s finance secretary says he can’t stand personality politics

44 Event Report
Holyrood’s festive drinks reception for MSPs in association with the SSPO

46 Comment
Kenny MacAskill on the strategic choices facing Nicola Sturgeon

47 Events
A selection of what Holyrood policy events are coming up

48 Diary
Neil Findlay emails the many, not the few, but a mouse steals the show

49 Pol & Plates
Glasgow MSP Annie Wells lifts the lid on her love of cooking

50 Last Word
Sketch: MSPs are back after the Christmas break and a debate on low emission vehicles brings out the best in them

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