Sunday, 26 December 2010
Tommy Sheridan in the Blogosphere
On 4 October the trial of Gail and Tommy Sheridan began at the High Court in Glasgow. Both were accused of perjury.
On 17 December Gail Sheridan was acquitted.
On 24 December Tommy Sheridan was found guilty of perjury on a majority verdict (the actual numbers were not revealed in court). Throughout the trial several charges were dropped and Mr Sheridan has been convicted of five of the original nineteen charges he faced. Today it's reported he intends to lodge an appeal against his conviction.
I've been following the trial courtesy of James Doleman who has tirelessly recorded each day of the trial and with impartiality. His courteous handling of his commenters must also be commended.
It's not my intention to give a personal view of the trial but I would like to mention the abhorrent treatment inflicted upon Gail Sheridan during her questioning by police. Surely she deserves, at the very least, an apology from the relevant Chief Constable.
During the past few days there have been some varied opinions regarding the issues surrounding the Sheridans and the resultant trial. I will list them individually to make reading easier. Apologies if you have written about the subject and have been omitted. If you wish to be included let me know.
For those who haven't been following the trial, but have an interest in Scottish politics, I hope the links will be of value.
Ian Hamilton QC
Moridura (with thanks for the Gail Sheridan video clip)
Lallands Peat Worrier
Latest: Scotland Unspun, Monday: Ian Hamilton QC