It must be tempting if you are a well-known politician to try to use that role to gain personal advantage for yourself, your friends and your family. It would be understandably human to use connections available to you because you are First Minister to deal with a personal private issue rather than use the means available to everyone else. But it would nevertheless be a form of corruption to do so.

Next, we discover that Humza Yousaf has a meeting with Recep Erdoğan the president of Turkey at the COP28 meeting in December. Yousaf did so without permission from the British government and without Foreign Office staff being present as is required.

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