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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Banged Up

Uncle Jimmy may feel sorry for David Chaytor and Phil Woolas, but I don't. Not from any party political sentiment, but simply because they are crooks. Chaytor has just been jailed for 18 months for stealing £20,000 of taxpayers' money. Woolas has been banned from standing as an MP and is likely to get a jail term for rigging an election.

At least they seem to have taken their lumps with some kind of dignity. Somehow I think we're going to see more unpleasant displays, both in and out of court, from Tommy Sheridan. He's bringing an action against the News of the World as a victim of its phone hacking activities. If it were anyone else I'd be cheering, but as it is I simply have a sinking feeling. So far his main contribution to politics has been to make the News of the World look like an upright, crusading newspaper. What will he accomplish next?

I must say that the thought of Barlinnie's doors closing on Tommy brought this to mind:

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