What a shame to see Tommy Sheridan sent down for three years today. I hope he enjoys his first night in Barlinnie.
I just couldn’t help but respond to his reaction to the verdict and sentence.
This multi million-pound prosecution will separate me from my wife and child and that will be heartbreaking.
Well, yes. But it could all have been avoided if you hadn’t, you know, lied through your teeth in court.
But I will continue to fight a system that protects the real criminals – the rich and powerful.
Ah yes, the old Socialist mantra, rich equals evil. But where do you draw the line? Let’s take Lord ‘Sirallun’ Sugar. As he’s so fond of telling us, he started out selling tat from the back of his van in the East End, with a 20p loan from his old man, or something. At that point he was poor, he then progressed to being comfortable, before arriving at the station marked rich. But where are the dividing lines between the three? At what point did he become criminal in his richness? Who did he injure or hurt whilst he followed his programme of selling cheap electricals?
Does one become rich when say, ooooh, I don’t know, £200,000 pounds falls into your lap? £200k which you got by lying?
I have today instructed my solicitor to lodge an appeal against conviction.
As is your right. I don’t think you’ll win though.
But also to launch legal action against the News of the World, the Metropolitan Police and Glenn Mulcaire over phone hacking.
And what in the wide, wide world of sports does that have to do with you being the most terrible liar?
In addition my solicitors will begin to contact a dossier of Scottish names handed to them of those whose phones may have been hacked.
May have been hacked? May? Angus McTavish. That’s a Scottish name. Jock Campbell, there’s another. Do you have any proof? It’d be terrible if you found yourself on the end of a defamation suit, wouldn’t it?
Andy Coulson may have resigned for the second time but if he and others are not above the law then it is time that they faced justice.
Again? What does that have to do with you being a liar, liar pants on fire?
That chapter is yet to be written.
Yes, and we’ll enjoy reading it hugely, I could do with a laugh.
His wife is equally as loopy.
Tommy has dedicated his life to helping others.
Yes, as long as they sing the hymns they are told to. He’s also dedicated his life to helping himself of large amounts of Rupert Murdoch’s cash, by telling the most awful lies.
The real reason why he’s been imprisoned today is because he has fought injustice and inequality with every beat of his heart.
No, the reason he’s been imprisoned today is because he is a bloody liar, and lied under oath, whilst taking someone else for every penny he could get. But hey! It’s OK, because they are rich, and therefore by Tommy’s definition, criminals.
But it won’t be long before Tommy is back stronger and continuing the fight.
Yeah, about three years. Continuing the fight? Against what? Strengthening his already fleeting relationship with reality?
She then went off to have a few miniatures of Famous Grouse and Remy Martin she happened to have lying around the place. (possibly)
His mates are snivelling as well.
Solidarity will continue to give our full backing and support and backing to Tommy, and in particular to Gail Sheridan and the family at this difficult time.
Well, with a name like Solidarity, you couldn’t very well not, could you? Come back and say hello in three years, see where you are then.
Neither Tommy Sheridan nor Solidarity will be broken. We stand, as always, in solidarity.
Oooh, does that mean you’re all going to get an arsehole like the Japanese flag as well?
Solidarity condemns as barbaric and draconian the sentence imposed today on Tommy Sheridan. We believe the lengthy jail term imposed by the judge is vindictive.
Possibly, but then for some reason judges take a dim view of people standing in their courtroom, promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth and then committing perjury. It annoys them. It’s a funny little thing, but that’s just the way some people are.
It will reinforce the widespread view that this is the culmination of a brutal vendetta carried out by the rich and powerful against Scotland’s most prominent socialist.
Widespread? Amongst whom? What’s it like in the land of talking trees and chocolate bees? I was talking to a colleague who is as red as red can be, and even he was chuckling about it, saying how it had cheered him up.
Not all of his former mates are so keen though, there’s the frantic sound of back pedaling here:
Today’s proceedings finally end the ill-advised action Tommy Sheridan initiated six years ago in suing a tabloid over allegations he knew to be true.
He alone is responsible for where he sleeps tonight, no-one else. He pursued legal action full in the knowledge he would lie in court.
He asked his closest political allies and friends to join him in that crazy strategy and then turned on us because we refused.
He still shows no sign of taking responsibility for his own actions.
Quite. The most sensible thing that has been said from those around this ridiculous caricature of a man in a long, long time.
Seriously Tommy, give it up. You’re starting to look properly mad here, real dressing up as Napoleon and persecution complex stuff. You gave it your best shot, I can’t blame you for that. You’ve got through more briefs than Nick Faldo has had golf clubs, but you’ve lost, you deserved to lose, you were always going to lose. You’re one step shy of being carted off to the McFunny Farm.