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Tommy Sheridan and the alphabet soup of Scottish left wing politcs – an update

After the very kind comments on the Scottish Round up on the regular posts on the topic of Tommy Sheridan (although I think “almost obsessive” is a little generous of spirit – my regular reader would dispute the qualifier) a quick Sheridan update.  … Continue reading

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Comrade Donald

 Fans love cross-over stuff, or the idea of cross-over stuff:  Daleks and Cybermen; the Macra and cat-people; Abbot and Costello and Frankenstein; Holby City and Casualty; that American law programme that was all serious and that other American law programme … Continue reading

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Friends of an independent Wall Street Journal unite behind Tommy

I’m thinking of rebranding: Love and garbage – for all your Tommy Sheridan news The forces against the imperial might of the Murdoch empire have taken steps to defend Tommy Sheridan from the perjury charges that he lied during the defamation … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan – opponents see conspiracies too

I have heard of Biased BBC before, but have stayed in Kansas and never ventured into its strange Oz-like world where every utterance by Huw Edwards or Martha Kearney, every word typed on the BBC website, evidences inherent bias against Conservatives … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan – more supporters

A quick google blog search for “Tommy Sheridan” reveals a number of Tommy Sheridan supporters sharing their views on the case. They include Scottish Socialist Freedom here who argues “The charge of perjury against Tommy Sheridan is a political crime by … Continue reading

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Tommy and the journalists

Leading Scottish journalist Iain MacWhirter has written an odd piece on Comment is Free.  He is critical of the police even investigating the TommY Sheridan defamation case, echoing the views of AListair Bonnington in his BBC website article last year. … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan Caption competition

The picture is via Kevin Williamson.  Any captions?

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Tommy finds support

You know I bang on about benefit data, and donorgate, and [party political content], and civil liberties.  And in the past I’ve posted quite a bit about Tommy Sheridan.  HOwever, I post the following with no comment – other than  to … Continue reading

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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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For you, Tommy, the war is (very nearly) over

Via Will, and to the surprise of almost one legal observer, news that Tommy Sheridan, the former MSP, has been charged with perjury, a form of contempt of court. Sheridan’s solicitor is Aamer Anwar, who regular readers will know is … Continue reading

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Tommy Sheridan update

It has been some time since I gave you a Tommy Sheridan update but at last, news: a suntanned Glasgow man has been detained this afternoon in the carpark of an Edinburgh based radio station in connection with a perjury investigation by … Continue reading

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Tommy’s Troubles

So, back to the Sheridan case.  The Scottish press is remarkably silent on the case today – only The Daily Record and the Herald giving yesterday’s events any prominence and filling in some of the gaps from yesterday’s Beeb report. … Continue reading

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Sheridan update

Plans for video blogging are put on hold as the Court of Session decide that the News of the Screws v Tommy Sheridan appeal should be delayed (sisted in Scottish legal parlance) pending the out come of the perjury investigation. Well, that’s … Continue reading

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Most important people on the left of British politics

According to the Torygraph, Douglas with a Z Alexander (notorious Liza Minelli and Miss Hoolie impersonator and the man that led the election campaign that lost Scotland) is number 8 on the list of the most important left wingers in … Continue reading

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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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No mean Tommy

I realise that it has been some time since I posted a Tomster update.  Sadly, due to work and family commitments I didn’t make his poorly reviewed chat show on the fringe so failed to witness the appearance of notorious … Continue reading

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One year ago – Sheridan Redux

This time last year was the eve of the Sheridan verdict.  At the time I posted the following “A reminder of the main points of the case so far.  Most of Sheridan’s parliamentary colleagues recall he admitted attending swingers clubs; … Continue reading

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Not Tommy Sheridan news

My regular reader may have noted that this week BBC1 Scotland on Wednesday will broadcast a programme titled “21st Century Orange Man”.  Having enquired further from the Beeb website can I reassure you that this is not a Tommy Sheridan profile.

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Conservatives go tabloid

So Aardman’s Conservative creation David Cameron is (according to Iain Dale) due to unveil his new press bod Director of Communications (very campbellesque).  Apparently it will be former News of the World editor Andy Coulson, who resigned because the royal editor of … Continue reading

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