Profile: Iain Macwhirter

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Iain Macwhirter is the political commentator of the The Herald and the Sunday Herald, an author and documentary film and radio presenter and a former Rector of Edinburgh University. He has worked at both the UK Parliament and Scottish Parliament, presenting the BBC2 programmes Westminster Live, Scrutiny and, from 1999, the BBC TV Holyrood Live programme from the Scottish Parliament.

Latest articles from Iain Macwhirter

General view of a disused gas holder in central London. Around 1.5 million customers have seen their energy supplier go out of business this month after Avro Energy and Green Supplier Limited became the latest to announce their exit from the market due
Iain Macwhirter: Scotland is now a tolerance zone for hard drugs
Iain Macwhirter: So, First Minister, do you think a woman is an adult human female?
Former prime minister Gordon Brown speaks at a Scottish Labour drive-in rally in Glasgow during campaigning for the Scottish Parliamentary election. Picture date: Wednesday May 5, 2021. PA Photo. See PA story SCOTLAND Election. Photo credit should read:
Churchill's Shadow
Iain Macwhirter: Inflation is back. Grab a wheelbarrow
Sir Keir Starmer speaking to the TUC yesterday
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Boris Johnson announces a 1.25 per cent increase in National Insurance from April 2022 in the Commons yesterday
ELSTREE, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Careworker Fabiana Connors visits client Jack Hornsby at his home during the coronavirus pandemic on May 3, 2020 in Elstree, England. Fabiana Connors continues to work during the coronavirus pandemic, visiting clients in their