Challenges for Holyrood 2021


Rummery K (2020) Challenges for Holyrood 2021. IPPR Progressive Review, 27 (3), pp. 303-309.

First paragraph: The Scottish government was founded with a vision of social justice underpinning its aims and methods. Donald Dewar, one of its architects and the first Labour party first minister in Scotland, claimed that the Scottish parliament was “committed to promoting social justice and equality of opportunity for everyone in Scotland”. His vision was echoed by the Scottish national party’s (SNP) first minister in 2012 when launching the campaign for independence in the 2014 referendum, that “Scotland could be a beacon for progressive opinion, addressing policy challenges which reflect the universal values of fairness”. One of the first strategy papers published in 1999 outlined a vision of cooperative policymaking to address social justice and poverty.

IPPR Progressive Review: Volume 27, Issue 3

Publication date31/12/2020
Publication date online30/11/2020
Date accepted by journal20/11/2020