I MAY baulk at the idea of 23 pairs of shoes and rejoice that my dear wife has never had any political ambition, but I agree with David J Crawford (Letters, November 1) that the expenditure of Glasgow’s Lord Provost from her legitimate allowance on certain personal items is pretty small beer when set against corruption and cover-up; to which I add taxpayer-funded fact-finding jaunts, and the scandal of parliamentary expenses over several years which emerged in 2009.

I leave the last word with the Big Players.

“These boots are made for walkin’, And that’s just what they’ll do.

One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you”. (Nancy Sinatra, 1962).

R Russell Smith,