Thursday, November 4, 2010

Tommy Sheridan may have turned a corner in his Criminal Trial as Advocate Depute Alex Prentice QC declines to re-examine witness on the stand

Dear All

One of the things about the Tommy Sheridan Case which is a fact is that people will be lying.

For the jury this is a case which isn’t straight forward as many sub issues will come into play.

The SSP witnesses give a different version of than Sheridan’s Solidarity witnesses.

They have an ongoing feud.

Anvar Khan a key witness for the prosecution has been exposed as a liar. What weight can be put on her evidence it has been shown that she has repeatedly lied in the public domain?

I would say that the jury would have to disregard her testimony as unsafe, completely unsafe.

Ian Campbell a member of the SSP is a witness who says something quite damning against a previous Sheridan witness called John Penman.

His testimony in Court is that Sheridan’s witness, John Penman said that he would be "prepared to lie for Tommy Sheridan."

The more this trial goes on, the more I am convinced that the jury will head towards a verdict of not proven.

The 9th November SSP executive meeting (the "9/11" meeting) is another key incident in the case because so much damage has been done to Sheridan by this. Sheridan asked Campbell who had told him that Mr Sheridan had made admissions there.

Campbell then rattled off a list of Morag Balfour, Ken Ferguson, Felicity Garvie, Pam Currie and Alison Kane.

Sheridan put it to Campbell if he would be "surprised to hear" that neither Morag Balfour or Ken Ferguson had been at the executive that night.

Ian Campbell replied:

"yes, aye."

So, the jury will have to again seriously question what weight Campbell’s evidence has, in the main.

What is interesting is that Alex Prentice QC for the Crown declined to re-examine Campbell and he stepped down from the witness stand.

The fact that Prentice didn’t re-examine is interesting and a victory for Tommy Sheridan.

There is a long way to go but with key Crown witnesses being exposed as liars, the ongoing feud between the SSP and Solidarity, I think that Sheridan may have turned a corner.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University


Anonymous said...

You're kidding, George. Sheridan has not managed to turn a corner, at all.

Let's hear what else is said before we decide, though.

George Laird said...

Dear anon

He has proven that Anvar Khan made stuff up.

I am not saying he is out of the woods by a long chalk but surely you must recognise that this is a chink of light.

And doubt is established.

If Sheridan does this enough times then not proven is an option that the jury will look seriously at.

You are right, long way to go.

Yours sincerely

George Laird
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University

Anonymous said...

I would be surprised if the jury did not take the video seriously.


Anonymous said...

They're all liars... police, lawyers, solicitors, barristers, QC's, Sheriff's, Judge's and Lords... and anyone else in a 'court-room'.

Uniform Commercial Code (or Jewish Law) or British Maritime code is laughingly implemented in all the world's kangaroo courts.

West-End Viking said...

This lying, vain, imbecile is gonna get what he deserves... a long stretch, as a guest of the State! He really did think that he could walk on water... so, so, wrong, Tommy!

I'm also wondering what Morons voted for this twat, in the first instance? And as for that other slag, Rosie Kane... well, words fail me here! Our so-called Scottish Parliament really is beyond a joke. And just Watch the Asians carve up that wee bitch Sturgeon, in Govan, in next May's Election... dontcha just luvvvv our pathetic Scottish, so called Democracy?

Bring Back The ROPE!

Anonymous said...

West-End Viking

Watch the skies... seek redemption.

There's a 'sell-by-date'.

West -End Viking said...

The West-End Viking, is beyond Redemtion...I desire mayhem, and want their Blood, for being part of this conspiracy, in destroying Scotland... are you Scottish? I am... Islamists OUT! Fuck them, and their Sad Religion!

Anonymous said...


Don't be polarized by 'their' Machiavellian agenda. The London Establishment worship the 'Light Bringer'. See 'the Twelve Families of the Illuminati... or Dope Inc.

Anonymous said...

Machiavelli and the Hegelian dialectic. They'ed be fucked without it. It's time for arses tae part wi seats.