Typical, innit? The little people are hanged, while the big cheeses enjoy tea and biccies.
That utterly ghastly gobshite Mark Thatcher used all the substantial influence his (equally, if not even more, ghastly) Ma had to pull his repulsive, wrinkly neck out of the sling. I well remember my telegram to Moggie Dodger when her favourite (and only) currant-bun somehow managed to get lost on the Safari-Rally (or whatever it's called) He was the ONLY participant who actually manage to do that: "Dear Maggie, I was so unhappy to hear that you son has been lost on the rally. I was even more shocked to hear that you weren't with him!"
I had initially hoped that this trial would finally expose the entirely selfish financial reasons for the coup attempt, but it appears that that's not about to happen. Well! what a fÃ¼ckin' surprise, eh?
Saw the result of the trial a few days ago and am very pleased with the outcome. I'm an un-ashamed fan of this guy. Met him only once when he was doing one of the 'Bloody Sunday' films, and, as a man of this town we got chatting.
I've resisted commenting until now. A Ugandan friend speculated on the verdict, emphasising the current Mugabe scenario with El Presidente Obiang's stance of wishing to appear a more conciliatory African figure. What timing!