I was listening to radio 5 live at lunchtime today and got very confused. I thought I was listening to Prime Minister’s questions on when suddenly they switched to the statement by the wife of the Scottish Socialist Tommy Sheridan. And I was wondering was this really part of prime Minister’s questions with the opportunity of outside questions.
Now that would be rather neat wouldn’t it? Because most of the questions normally asked seemed to be of the 1st year debating society type don’t they?
But back to Tommy Sheridan and his wife Mrs Sheridan (an odd thought but don’t true socialists believe that marriage is patriarchal and that the wife should have have her own name?). She was quoted on the radio saying this:
The real reason why he’s been imprisoned today is because he has fought injustice and inequality with every beat of his heart.
Now there was me thinking that Tommy Sheridan had been imprisoned today because he perjured himself. Perjury being the case when you lie in court. He had told a previous court that he hadn’t committed adultery and won a large sum of money off a newspaper that said that he had.I thought that this was because it was found by a court that he actually had committed adultery.
Now I thought that the most damming statement was this one
And she led the politician and former Celebrity Big Brother contestant’s family, friends and comrades in a one-fisted salute as he was led, handcuffed to the cells.
Celebrity Big Brother? take him away. Surely they could have sentenced him back to the house or repeat the performance of George Galloway
So why had it interrupted Prime Ministers questions time? I was confused but then it was revealed.
In a statement read out by Mr Anwar [Mr Sheridan’s lawyer], Sheridan said: “Andy Coulson may have resigned for the second time but if he and others are not above the law then it is time that they faced justice.”
So Ed Milliband having done such a rubbish job in Prime Minister’s questions today had been replaced by Tommy Sheridan’s lawyer. It all suddenly made sense.