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Sugden to face abortion test
It will not be long before we find out what new Justice Minister Claire Sugden meant when she said she would adopt a “subtle” approach to abortion.
Key report on health reform completed
The international panel of experts brought in to examine how best we can avoid disaster and create a solid Health and Social Care has finished its work. Now it's over to politicans - and the rest of us - the first signs are hopeful.
Do we really need a Secretary of State for Northern Ireland?
Scope editor Nick Garbutt asks if we really need a Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
Citizen’s income and globalisation’s crisis of confidence
The global village was meant to bring harmony and prosperity to the human race, is progressing roughly as predicted – and is in a state of peril. One mooted solution is free cash for everyone.
Commons and goings: May, Brokenshire and Northern Ireland
The reshuffle in Westminster’s House of Cards is over. Scope looks at what this means for Northern Ireland – including a possible intriguing border carve up.
Brexit: not just a political crisis but a crisis for politics
The Brexit crisis is rapidly mutating from a grave political crisis into a crisis about politics itself.
Brexit, Northern Ireland and the third sector
The UK is going to leave the EU and, while uncertainty about the future is high, everyone now has to begin to adapt. Scope talks with NICVA CEO Seamus McAleavey.
The BBC demotes its boss in Northern Ireland
Putting out bad or highly contentious statements on a busy news day is one of the oldest and sneakiest tricks in the book.
Programme for Government: the next steps
Everyone in the voluntary sector would like to have a role in shaping public policy. With the Programme for Government out for consultation now is the time to act.
Consistency needed for children whose lives lack just that
Last month saw horrific revelations concerning separated children within Northern Ireland. Scope hears how implementation of already-passed legislation could make huge improvements.
Brexit and globalisation: is this any more than a bureaucratic change?
Fears over the economic and cultural impact of immigration drove the UK from the EU, but what if Brexit provides no solutions and only makes these problems worse?
What does Brexit mean for Northern Ireland?
UKIP leader Nigel Farage wants the 24 June to be a public holiday, Independence Day.
An awful question that will not go away ...
Gerry McAlinden former Head of the Northern Ireland Centre in Europe argues that we should remain in Europe for the sake of future generations
Openness and Stormont's new government
Scope has already examined the potential positives from Stormont’s new outcomes-based approach. However, some are sceptical.