Friday, December 3, 2010
Friday Morning Update
This morning we reached a significant milestone in the trial as the defence opened it's case. The first witness called by Mr Sheridan was Hugh Kerr, previously a member of the European Paliament for the Labour Party, a founding member of the Scottish Socialist Party and Mr Sheridan's press secretary from 1999 to 2006.
Mr Kerr as testified to tensions within the SSP after the 2003 Scottish Parliament election, describing an atmosphere of "petty jealousy" and tension withing the party. In addition Mr Kerr has spoken to freedom of information requests he made to Lothian and Borders police on the cost of the investigation in Mr and Mrs Sheridan's alledged perjury, which appear to show that over £1.1 million pounds was spent up to September 2008.
Full report to follow.
Posted by James Doleman at 1:09 PM