The 2021 elections to the Scottish and Welsh parliaments could mark a watershed moment as devolved institutions come of age. In the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, this moment could entrench the primacy of devolved institutions in the minds of (more) voters across Scotland and Wales, and set the constitutional and political trajectory of the next decade. This issue offers reflections on how more than 20 years of devolution has shaped politics and policy in Scotland and Wales, and asks where next for progressives over the next five years and beyond.
- Editorial / Rachel Statham, Chris Thomas, Josh Emden and Shreya Nanda
- High noon for the Union? / John Curtice
- Progressive home rule?/ Richard Wyn Jones and Jac Larner
- After Brexit and Covid-19 / Ailsa Henderson and Daniel Wincott
- The conditions of system failure/ Karel Williams and John Law
- “Nothing about us without us’’/ Denisha Killoh, Gemma Bone Dodds and Sarah Deas
- Senedd Cymru: New name, new era? / Josh Miles
- Are we doing enough to address inequality? / Emma Congreve
- Divergence needs dialogue/ Sarah Kyambi
- Challenges for Holyrood 2021 / Kirstein Rummery
- Where next for social justice? / Talat Yaqoob
- Our future / Adam Ballard
Snakes and ladders: Tackling precarity in social security and employment supportAcross the country, people are trying to make ends meet, build financial security and pursue their aspirations. But, in a vicious cycle of snakes and ladders, many are being pulled down into poverty.
Making markets: The City's role in industrial strategyTo tackle climate change, we need a significant increase in public and private capital investment.
Broken hearted: A spotlight paper on cardiovascular diseaseProgress on cardiovascular disease was a significant driver of better health and prosperity in the latter half of the 20th century, however progress has recently stalled – with indications it may be in reverse.