Category Archives: scottish socialist party

Bigfoot caught – a political party speaks

The arrest of Tommy Sheridan earlier this evening has prompted a press release from his erstwhile colleagues in the Scottish Socialist Party.  The press release states, “The SSP notes the arrest today of former member Tommy Sheridan.The Scottish Socialist Party … Continue reading

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Today in Sheridan land

An interesting story in The Observer.  When solidartomsc was set up the other week the role of media co-ordinator went to a close Sheridan ally, Jim Monaghan.  Monaghan has been the victim of one of the curses in the case … Continue reading

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Today in Tommy Sheridanland: Tommy does a Dr Owen

Tommy, the libel wizard, has announced that he is to set up a new political party named – with no little irony – Solidarity (presumably James Nesbitt was auditioning for the role of Lech Walesa during Murphy’s Law with his … Continue reading

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It’s ma ba’ and am no playin

Tommy Sheridan has indicated that he may form a new political party. His new party, Sheridan’s Socialist Party, is expecting its first split early in October.

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Sorry, but it’s Tommy Sheridan again

This is my hundredth post since starting on LJ earlier this year.  The bulk of the posts have involved television and fake game shows, with Tommy Sheridan and sleaze following close behind.  I thought that the immediate aftermath of the … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan: News of the World unrepentant

I just checked the News of the Screws on-line edition for their response to the Sheridan defeat.  Let’s say that in simple terms they don’t accept the jury verdict… With commendable restraint ( ;-) ) they devote hardly any pages … Continue reading

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Youtube – Reaction to Tommy Sheridan victory from SSP

Rosie Kane MSP and other SSP activists put forward their response to Tommy Sheridan’s victory on a video available via youtube.  Fascinating.   This is not the end.  However, as I posted to Michael White’s article in the Guardian comment is … Continue reading

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Hairy man wins

Tommy Sheridan has won the defamation case with a £200,000 damages award.The consequences would appear to be that 3 MSPs – including the SSP leader Colin Fox – have been adjudged by the jury to have lied in court, committing … Continue reading

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The jury is out – Tommy Sheridan defamation case

So Tommy Sheridan v News International enters the final Act.  This morning Lord Turnbull charged the jury and they have now retired to consider their verdict.  Admitting that he had never knowingly read the News of the World (again my … Continue reading

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Of Swing(er)s and Roundabouts – the ego has landed: Today’s Sheridan news

I have posted regularly on the Tommy Sheridan defamation case.  It’s still going, although now on its last legs.  (which reminds me of the funniest comment on the case to date – the man from The Herald who has added greatly … Continue reading

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Tommy SHeridan sums up

Tommy Sheridan today delivered his summing up speech in his defamation action.  With reference to his simian qualities (and sadly with no due acknowledgement to tanngrisnir‘s comment) he told the jury, “If I am a hairy ape I am sure, if … Continue reading

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my brother Esau is a hairy man, but I am a smooth man

The Tommy Sheridan defamation action continued on its merry way yesterday with Gail Sheridan giving evidence.  Sheridan, maintaining proper propriety referred to her as “Mrs Sheridan” throughout pausing only to wipe a tear away as Mrs Sheridan wept in the … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan

This week is crunch time in the Sheridan defamation case.  He leads his final witness (his grinning, besunspectacled wife, whose white-knuckled trip into court each morning has lightened the evening news broadcasts) and the jury then decide (as he put … Continue reading

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Of sunbeds and scrabble: Tommy Sheridan update

The last time I posted about the Tommy Sheridan defamation case I made reference to his sacking of his legal team and pondered how Sheridan would do as his own representative.  Since returning to work after vacation I have heard within the … Continue reading

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Sheridan’s gamble

The other day I posted some background to the Tommy Sheridan defamation case.  Today he has made a big gamble in sacking his counsel.  From now on he will be conducting his own defence.   There is a court practitioner maxim … Continue reading

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