|Paul McBride QC|
The final session of the week was taken up with Paul Mcbride QC cross-examining Anvar Khan. He opened his questioning by going over Ms Khan's varying accounts of the date of the alleged visit by her and Mr Sheridan, to the Cupids club in Manchester. Mr McBride pointed out that the witness had told this court that the date of the trip was September 2002, while she had told the jury at the 2006 libel trial it was November 2002,. The witness agreed she had. He then asked if Ms Khan had given an affidavit to the News of the World giving the date as "the end of 2001" which she agreed she had. Mr McBride then read through that affidavit and asked the witness "this is a perfectly simple question, why 2001?" Ms Khan responded that she had felt under pressure to sign this document. Mr Mcbride put it to the witness that the affidavit must have been typed before she signed it and had been based on information "given by you" Ms Khan said that Mr McBride should" refer to her previous answer," to which the QC retorted "This is not the houses of Parliament Ms Khan."