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 perjury. Can we expect criminal investigations?
And will the News of the World hold back on Sheridan in future?
EDITED 4.40 pm Sheridan left the court and delivered a speech reported by the Press Gazette. In the speech he thanked the working class people in court (presumably the 4 in the minority on the jury were middle class), his family, and he pledged to continue his fight against poverty and war being “back on the streets” after spending some quality time with his family. He then compared his win to Gretna beating Real Madrid – which given Real’s recent performances in European competition and Gretna’s sterling efforts in winning two consecutive promotions and reaching a Cup Final from the third tier of professional football is surely only a matter of time.
AND FURTHER EDITED AT 7.50 pm
I have now seen the post “The Govan Bigfoot Lives” of Tanngrisnir who called it correctly the other day. At that post I have added the following comment (which is slightly edited here for context)