Former SNP leader Alex Salmond today avoided Syria aiarstrike debate. He also skipped Prime Minister’s statement on bombing Islamic State (ISIS) jihadists in Syria – in order to unveil a portrait of himself.
As David Cameron set out the case for British military action against the terror group in their Syrian strongholds, the former Scottish first minister was more than 400 miles away from Westminster.
This is despite Mr Salmond now being the SNP’s foreign affairs spokesman.
Mr Salmond had travelled to Edinburgh to attend the unveiling of a portrait of himself at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.