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> Tommy Sheridan Sentenced Today, Ex-MSP sentenced to 3 years in prison
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post 26th Jan 2011, 08:42am
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Former MSP Tommy Sheridan is to be sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow today after he was found guilty of perjury last month. The 46-year-old socialist politician was convicted of lying under oath during his successful defamation action against the News of the World in 2006.

Mr Sheridan is due to appear in court before judge Lord Bracadale. The Pollok-born firebrand has already warned him he faces a jail term.

Mr Sheridan continues to insist that he is innocent; his wife Gail, who was a co-accused, was acquitted of all charges, and has vowed to stand by her husband.

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post 26th Jan 2011, 12:05pm
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Whether Tommy believes he is innocent or no makes no differnce at the moment as he will go to jail, we can help him though , as i said in a previous thread , when Tommy was last accused and aquitted on his first trial , he was on Radio Scotlands off the Ball with Tam Cowan and he let it be known he was a big fan of scrabble, so the listners were asked for words that would have helped him in jail if he had been found guilty, so all you scrabble nuts out there give him a hand you will know the best scoring words in the game, how many dis innocent get, or whit aboot soap or shower.
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post 26th Jan 2011, 01:39pm
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Tommy got 3 years.

From the Daily Record:-

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Former Scottish Socialist Party leader Tommy Sheridan was jailed for three years today for perjury.

The disgraced politician was convicted last month of lying during his successful defamation action against the News of the World in 2006.

After a three-month trial at the High Court in Glasgow, Sheridan, 46, was found guilty of lying about the newspaper's claims that he was an adulterer who visited swingers' clubs.

Sheridan's wife Gail, who has vowed to stand by her husband, was also accused of lying to the jury at the Court of Session in Edinburgh in 2006, but she was acquitted when the Crown dropped the case against her last month.

Sheridan maintained his innocence throughout the trial, claiming he was the victim of a "vendetta" by the police and a "conspiracy" involving the News of the World and colleagues within the Scottish Socialist Party (SSP).

He claimed that 16 former allies were lying as part of a "political civil war" when they told the court that he had admitted at a 2004 meeting to having been to Cupid's swingers' club in Manchester. ...

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish...86908-22876989/


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post 26th Jan 2011, 02:52pm
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We have just heard this news and it's better than the six years the newspapers were ranting on about.

With a bit of luck Tommy will be out this time next year.


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post 26th Jan 2011, 03:36pm
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I think Sheridans arrogance probably got him an extra helping from the judge.After listening to the trial for 10-11 weeks and Sheridans attempt at his own defence the last thing he would want to hear would be a plea in mitigation from Sheridan himself.If he had hired a QC to do the plea and perhaps showed some form of remorse or contrition it may well have gone some way in bringing down the term of imprisonment passed down.An experienced QC could have conveyed a plea more eloquently and to the point than Sheridan could ever have done.
We will never know.
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post 26th Jan 2011, 03:43pm
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I could not believe that in his plea of mitigation he was telling the judge how to do his job and what he could and could not take into account when his term of imprisonment.

A QC would have told him this was a no no !!

What an EGO !!


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post 26th Jan 2011, 04:18pm
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3 years !!!!

It could've been a lot worse so I wish the guy well and I truly believe he can, and will, do a lot of good when he gets out !!!

In prison Tommy will study and come out a wiser and more intelligent man............... and one way or another HE WILL BE BACK !!!!

Too many people with too little knowledge have too much to say !!!!


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post 26th Jan 2011, 04:23pm
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Name them.

Expose their lack of knowledge.

Give us your solution.!!!


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post 26th Jan 2011, 04:54pm
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Saw Tommy on the News today walking into the High Court he looked well tanned. Where he's going he will get well Tanned . sad.gif


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post 26th Jan 2011, 04:59pm
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QUOTE (Dylan @ 26th Jan 2011, 04:01pm) *
Name them.

Expose their lack of knowledge.

Give us your solution.!!!

Dylan, you're a SUPER LORD PROVOST.......................... guess !!!!


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post 26th Jan 2011, 05:02pm
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Snowman,being a discussion board,open to all,it would soon cease to be if we didnt have input so who and what are you refering to?
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post 26th Jan 2011, 05:17pm
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QUOTE (snowman123 @ 26th Jan 2011, 04:37pm) *
Dylan, you're a SUPER LORD PROVOST.......................... guess !!!!

I did not even know I was a Super Lord Provost so they must hand them out for good attendance.

I do not have your superior intellect, I do not know all the answers and I am of the opinion that we are all equal in the eyes of a Super Lord Provost but as you are more equal than others I agree with Jupiter.

You will have to identify these inadequates.

So name them and their protracted Posts which they write without having your knowledge.!!

We are all waiting with bated breath.

See me, see clever, wish I was clever.


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post 26th Jan 2011, 05:32pm
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QUOTE (Dylan @ 26th Jan 2011, 04:55pm) *
I did not even know I was a Super Lord Provost so they must hand them out for good attendance.

I do not have your superior intellect, I do not know all the answers and I am of the opinion that we are all equal in the eyes of a Super Lord Provost but as you are more equal than others I agree with Jupiter.

You will have to identify these inadequates.

So name them and their protracted Posts which they write without having your knowledge.!!

We are all waiting with bated breath.

See me, see clever, wish I was clever.

Ok, before this becomes a case of idiocy going mad I will call a halt to it because you are obviously going to write utter nonsense that is completely unnecessary and certainly not attributable to me.
Where, in any of my posts, have I said that I have a SUPERIOR INTELLECT or that I am MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS. Eh, where? Thats the kind of crap that causes trouble.

And as regards your statement of "We are all waiting with bated breath"................. what, exactly, gives YOU the right to talk for EVERYONE else?


So, in light of your over zealous ability to think more of yourself than is necessary, as they say in the Dragons Den ..........."I'm out".


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post 26th Jan 2011, 05:45pm
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So Snowman is out! Why out?He made a statement on a discussion forum and was simply asked to expand on it.I see that approximately seven different posters wrote on the subject so he must have had someone in mind when he made the sweeping remark.I for one do not wish to see anyone leaving the forum but we are Glaswegians and as such wont just sit back and accept everything that is said without question.
So what I will say is this to Snowman,dont bother throwing the dummy out,simply explain to the small number of people who wrote on the subject what you meant.
I really do fail to see what mileage can be gained by insults.
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post 26th Jan 2011, 05:57pm
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Jupiter,
Your friend, Dylan, did not "simply ask" anything.
And as regards the folk who write things that verge on utter nondense and who they are - just go and look on the previous TOMMY SHERIDAN thread. I really do not have to elaborate.

As regards my comment about being 'out' - it was directed at Dylan as I do not wish to be drawn into a slanging match and the same applies in this case too. So please do not try to illicit further comment by being disparaging.

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