Scottish tories

There’s nothing dodgy about Douglas Ross’s three jobs

At the risk of talking down a good, old-fashioned political scandal, suggestions that Scottish Tory leader Douglas Ross has become embroiled in the Westminster sleaze row deserve a sizeable question mark over them. The Moray MP referred himself to the parliamentary standards commissioner after failing to declare income. Given the scrutiny that other Tory MPs are coming under, it is only natural that this news would be greeted with glee by opponents and journalists — and no doubt some sharp eyebrow-raising by the electors of Moray. The errors have only come to light because Ross discovered them and reported himself to the standards commissioner Alas, the details are pretty mundane.