As Alex Salmond goes on a diet, it seems his £250 trousers have come in handy, according to cartoonist Frank Boyle.
It was reported this week that the First Minister charged the taxpayer more than £250 for a pair of tartan trousers for a ball in China, though he later paid back the cash to the public purse.
However, it was also revealed this week that Mr Salmond has lost around two stone on the celebrity 5:2 diet.
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