Profile: Andy Maciver

Andy Maciver is the co-founder of Message Matters, a lobbying and PR consultancy. He is a political analyst and strategist, and a commentator both on these pages and on TV and radio. He is not a member of, or regular voter for, any political party, and is a federalist who believes the Scottish Parliament will only thrive in a post-constitutional environment with a new set of political parties. Before founding Message Matters, he worked in the charitable and private sectors, and serves as a voluntary adviser to mental health charity Place2Be.

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England flag bunting decorations are removed from outside 10 Downing Street, in London
Sir Kier Starmer
Children answer questions during an English class.
The Earl and Countess of Strathearn meet Highland dancers during a Beating of the Retreat at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh last month
People pictured arriving at Glasgow Club Castlemilk as to receive the covid vaccine at the centre this morning, Monday. Covid vaccinations for people aged over 70 started today...  Photograph by Colin Mearns.1 February 2021..
Rangers fans in George Square
Ruth Davidson on Calton Hill, Edinburgh during the 2021 election campaign Photo: Jane Barlow
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 15:  First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond and Prime Minister David Cameron sign a referendum agreement at St Andrew's House in Edinburgh on October 15, 2012 in Edinburgh, Scotland (Photo by Gordon Terris - Pool/Getty
Andy Maciver: Tories must say yes to second indyref if Scots vote for one