Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://secure.socialistparty.org.uk/articles/10249

Posted on 20 September 2010 at 10:26 GMT

Scotland: Tommy Sheridan facing legal battle

Tommy Sheridan and his partner Gail begin their trial on charges of perjury on Monday 4 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 http://www.socialistworld.net /index.php?a=2397).

Tommy Sheridan, photo IS

Tommy and Gail Sheridan, photo IS   (Click to enlarge)

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.

This trial, due to last for six to eight weeks, 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 via to info@socialistpartyscotland.org.uk .

These messages will be forwarded to Tommy and Gail.


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

http://www.socialistpartyscotland.org.uk/news-a-analysis/scottish-politics/250-put-news-international-in-the-dock-support-tommy-sheridan

Donate to the Socialist Party

Coronavirus crisis - Finance appeal

The coronavirus crisis has laid bare the class character of society in numerous ways. It is making clear to many that it is the working class that keeps society running, not the CEOs of major corporations.

The results of austerity have been graphically demonstrated as public services strain to cope with the crisis.

The government has now ripped up its 'austerity' mantra and turned to policies that not long ago were denounced as socialist. But after the corona crisis, it will try to make the working class pay for it, by trying to claw back what has been given.

  • The Socialist Party's material is more vital than ever, so we can continue to report from workers who are fighting for better health and safety measures, against layoffs, for adequate staffing levels, etc.
  • Our 'fighting coronavirus workers' charter', outlines a programme to combat the virus and protect workers' living conditions.
  • When the health crisis subsides, we must be ready for the stormy events ahead and the need to arm workers' movements with a socialist programme - one which puts the health and needs of humanity before the profits of a few.
Inevitably, during the crisis we have not been able to sell the Socialist and raise funds in the ways we normally would.
We therefore urgently appeal to all our viewers to donate to our special coronavirus appeal.

Please donate here.

All payments are made through a secure server.

My donation

 

Your message: 

 






Related links:

Tommy Sheridan:

triangleCoulson case collapses amid stench of hypocrisy

triangleA parting of the ways with Solidarity

triangle'Political awakening' continues in Scotland

triangleScotland's referendum: A working-class revolt

Scotland:

triangleScotland and coronavirus - a catalogue of government failure

triangleRoyal Mail dispute: Interview with a CWU branch secretary

triangleExpired PPE relabelled for NHS use

triangleIs there an anti-cuts rebellion in Scotland?

Socialist:

triangleBLM has not stopped - protesters flock to Socialists

triangleRed flags line road for Ken

triangleI left Labour and want to end capitalism - join us in Socialist Party

Glasgow:

triangleMassive Scottish independence demo marks new stage in struggle

triangleGlasgow: Socialist Party Scotland public meeting

Reports and campaigns

Reports and campaigns

1/7/20

Fighting Fund

Fighting Fund: Target smashed by half time

1/7/20

Equity

Equity union president elections: re-elect Maureen

1/7/20

PCS

Change in leadership needed to secure union's future

1/7/20

Black Lives Matter

BLM has not stopped - protesters flock to Socialists

1/7/20

Ken Douglas

Red flags line road for Ken

1/7/20

Leeds

Leeds City Council in danger of bankruptcy

1/7/20

Socialist

socialism2020

1/7/20

The Socialist

Selling the Socialist

1/7/20

Cardiff

Cardiff community fights nursery closure: Council must step in

1/7/20

NSSN

Come to the NSSN conference

1/7/20

Sunday trading

Sunday trading: Government blinks first

1/7/20

Equity

Equity: Solidarity with Maxine Peake

1/7/20

Tower Hamlets

Tower Hamlets council strike

1/7/20

Ministry of Justice

MoJ cleaners' covid outbreak

26/6/20

Ken Douglas

Memorial funds for Ken Douglas and Mick Cotter

triangleMore Reports and campaigns articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 079 8202 1969

East Mids: 077 3797 8057

London: 07748 534 891

North East: 078 4114 4890

North West 079 5437 6096

South West: 077 5979 6478

Southern: 078 3368 1910

Wales: 079 3539 1947

West Mids: 024 7655 5620

Yorkshire: 077 0671 0041

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999