Category Archives: sleaze

ANother week, another Sheridan story

As matters crank up prior to the December hearing before the Inner House more information has emerged from the Tommy Sheridan case in the Sunday Herald.  Given the timescale the grounds of appeal and other relevant information to argument will … Continue reading

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The Tomster, the actor, and the police investigation

The semi-regular Tommy Sheridan update is available via the Sunday Herald which today reports that Martin McCardle, an actor and playwright, has been questioned in the perjury investigation.  McCardle is a friend of the Tomster and has been questioned about … Continue reading

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Never such innocence again

For those of my generation a defining moment was the vandalism of the Blue Peter Garden.  As Percy Thrower stomped around demanding the return of the cat a certain amount of innocence was lost. For a later generation the dismissal … Continue reading

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Cash for Honours

I’m slightly bemused to see that Jack McConnell has been interviewed by police with a awyer present but not under caution in the cash for honours probe.  My bemusement does not arise form the fact that the godfather of the … Continue reading

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What are the possible Labour/Blair/Levy offences?

One thing the media hasn’t really explored is what the police are attempting to establish.  What are the offences that may have been committed by the relevant Labour players here.  The BBC website suggests two statutes are at play: the … Continue reading

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Protect and survive – a Prime Minister’s guide

On behalf of Field Marshall Dr Styre we present a public information broadcast: Protect and Survive: A Prime Minister’s guide A warning may come quite unexpectedly. We will now tell you what to do if a warning sounds when you … Continue reading

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The borrowers afloat: Labour funding in the 21st century

David Hencke has an article on today’s Comment is free website where he suggests that various Labour lawyers are trying to have the loans to the Labour party declared ultra vires the party.  If ultra vires the party – the … Continue reading

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For you Tommy the war is (nearly) over

Since beginning the Love and Garbage LJ the postings have mainly been about garbage: television, the quality of which is a subject I find about deeply; and the strange affair(s) of Tommy SHeridan and his political parties.  During the veritable … Continue reading

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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 – a cynic writes

And for one final thought on the Sheridan case before normal service is resumed on this LJ with a diet of books, television programmes, and fake game shows a reference to one explanation for the quick verdict (2 and a half hours … 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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Quincy missing episodes: the case of the aggrieved masseur

So, 100 metre world and Olympic champion Justin Gatlin has failed a drugs test (again).  This happened some months ago and explains the failure to race against Asafa Powell this season. To the usual range of excuses  (it was something I ate, … 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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