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Why the Michael Matheson roaming scandal matters

Michael Matheson (Credit: Getty images)

When it comes to pomposity, nobody in Scottish politics can compete with SNP president Mike Russell. A great comic archetype in the tradition of Captain Mainwairing or Hyacinth Bucket, Russell combines a thwocking great dollop of self regard with a devastating lack of self-awareness.

As such, it was hardly surprising to see Russell clamber up on his high horse when it came to the matter of an expenses claim for £11,000 of mobile data lodged by Scottish Health Secretary, Michael Matheson.

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Euan McColm

Euan McColm is a Scottish journalist and political commentator who has written for The Times, The Scotsman and The Press and Journal.

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