The unedifying process of Tommy Sheridan’s crash and burn continues.
He has been all over the social networking media declaring that he is going to appeal. This apparently will get right up the nose of the judge (Lord Bracadale) dealing with the case as no appeal can begin until sentencing has taken place.
I know that one cannot always believe what is written in the press (!) but this article would surely give Tommy food for thought?* The idea of continuing to represent himself is clearly absolutely crazy.
*Or will it?
So far he has rejected the advice of the SSP executive committee, his friends and allies, including George Galloway and two top notch QCs.
There is an old saying that he who represents himself in court has a fool for a client.
However Tommy it seems will go to his inevitable horrible fate protesting about conspiracies (To believe this conspiracy you have to accept that the SSP executive, the police, the Crown Prosecution Service and News International colluded together) whilst remaining unable to challenge the material evidence against him.
This article perhaps gives an insight into the original focus for the perjury investigation.
At the start of the defamation case against the News of the World, the natural instincts of many (including this blogger) would have been to support the political activist against the evil empire.
Tommy doesn’t seem to realise that that sentiment has long since evaporated.
If he wants to somehow resurrect his life he should perhaps take a leaf out of Jonathan Aitken’s book and ‘fess up. Aitken has said as much when commenting on the verdict.
But that would require Tommy to take some good advice.
He has no track record there.