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Sunday, Apr 21, 2024

Is Michael Matheson's job safe after iPad admission?

Is Michael Matheson's job safe after iPad admission?

Michael Matheson has offered an "unreserved apology" to MSPs after admitting his sons had run up an £11,000 bill by watching football using data from his parliament-issued iPad.

Michael Matheson, the health secretary of Scotland, who has issued an "unreserved apology" to MSPs for his sons running up an £11,000 bill by watching football using his parliament-issued iPad during his holiday in Morocco.

He has paid back the money and explained the events in an emotional statement at Holyrood. However, questions remain about the honesty of his previous statements.

Despite the controversy, Matheson appears to have the backing of his boss, Humza Yousaf, and there is no clear mechanism for the opposition to remove him from his position.

Whether Matheson continues in his role may depend on various factors, including public opinion and internal pressures within the government.


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