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What’s Left?

After the trial of the decade there will be a realignment of politics in Scotland. Here we attempt to list some of the minor parties who will be vying for obscurity in the coming months and years.

The Peoples’ Front of Cardonald (Formerly the United Peoples’ Front of Cardonald)

The Cardonald Peoples’ Front (Formerly G. Sheridan)

Absurdity (Formerly Solidarity)

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Pollok (Sponsored by the News of the World)

The Strutting Popinjay Party – (G.Galloway)

The (No Vote) Left Party (Formerly Liberal Democrats)

The Tories


The Truth?

Aye it’s an elusive beast sometimes.

More is emerging about the ‘trial of the decade’ via the Sunday press today. There certainly are some troubling aspects to the case. For instance the BBC having transcripts and tapes of police interviews with the Sheridans and the NoTW seemingly having access to court papers relating to the case from an ‘insider’? hmmmmm.

That said, is there really any intelligent adult in Scotland who seriously believes the allegations against the Tomster are substantially untrue?

The news that one of the grounds for a possible appeal is the refusal of the trial judge to allow the defence to call Des McLean to cast doubt on the authenticity of the McNeilage tape is, quite frankly, beyond comedy.

And although I’ve previously enjoyed Ian Hamilton’s blog I fear the old mercurial enigma has gone a bit barmy in his latest epistle.

This blog, it has to be said, is more familiar with pragmatism than idealism.

However to read a detailed, not to mention rather amusing take on the trial and matters arising, readers should go to the Scottish Socialist Youth site where as part of an article entitled ‘the truth about Tommy Sheridan’ they report that prior to the Tomster’s birth, his mother claims to have had a visitation from the blessed virgin predicting great things for him.

Coupled with his mammy’s habit of holding aloft a framed picture of him at rallies, it’s not exactly surprising that he developed a massive ego and a belief in his own messianic destiny.