Scotland: Solidarity leader facing massive legal battle

Support Tommy and Gail Sheridan

Tommy Sheridan and his partner Gail begin their trial on charges of perjury on Monday 4th October at the High Court in Glasgow.

This case, brought by the Scottish Crown Office, follows Tommy Sheridan’s famous defamation victory over the Rupert Murdoch owned News of the World in 2006. (see Over the past four years the police and the Scottish legal establishment have conducted an unprecedented campaign, spending millions of pounds of public money in an effort to bring trumped up charges against Scotland’s most prominent socialist.

Tommy and Gail Sheridan, photo IS

This trial, due to last 6 to 8 weeks in duration, is an attempt to inflict a defeat on not just Tommy Sheridan and the socialist movement, but on anyone who is prepared to stand up against the capitalist establishment.

Socialist Party Scotland is asking for messages of support and solidarity for Tommy and Gail to be sent by CWI sections, members, branches and comrades with leading positions in the movement.

These messages will be sent to Tommy and Gail.

Please send your messages to

For more background information on Tommy Sheridan and the role of Rupert Murdoch’s News International see here

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