Sunday, January 23, 2011
Scottish Newspaper Roundup
As many of our readers are not in Scotland I thought it would be useful to round up some articles from the Scottish press relating the trial that have appeared this weekend.
The Daily Record has this story, "Tommy Sheridan trial provoked resignation of top spin doctor Andy Coulson" Which quotes an "insider"as saying of Andy Coulson's resignation "having to give evidence at the Sheridan trial was the tipping point for Coulson, adding "He had to take a week off before Christmas to prepare and give evidence in the Tommy Sheridan trial and was then being filmed and photographed arriving and leaving the court. He was right at the centre of the story instead of trying to manage it and he knew then that he had to go."
The Scotsman has a similar piece, "Sheridan helped bring down No10 spin doctor and it's Sunday stablemate Scotland on Sunday has a fine analysis piece "Sheridan: Will he be a hero behind bars? which discusses possible sentences in the case and the prison system Mr Sheridan faces entering this Wednesday. Last weekend Scotland on Sunday ran a long interview with Rosie Kane, the former MSP and friend of Mr Sheridan who testified against him during the trial, that can be found Here
Finally The Sunday Herald has a story by Paul Hutcheon, "Doubt over Gail Sheridan’s candidacy" which states that paper " has learned Sheridan has told friends that his wife will not be a Solidarity candidate. One close associate said: “Tommy is saying that Gail cannot cope with the fact that he is going to jail, and that she won’t be standing. She’s in no fit state.”
Posted by James Doleman at 2:27 PM