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From The Socialist newspaper, 18 February 2009

Political vendetta against Tommy Sheridan

ACCORDING TO the online legal magazine The Firm: "Senior sources within the Crown Office have claimed that Lothian and Borders Police placed them under 'incredible pressure' to proceed to bring prosecutions against Tommy Sheridan and Gail Sheridan, following their arrest in November 2007 on perjury charges."

The article continued: "Rumours had been circulating for some time in the legal profession that the case against the Sheridans was about to be dropped. However in January the Crown confirmed that both would face charges in relation to evidence given during Tommy Sheridan's defamation action against the News of the World."

The decision to pursue a perjury inquiry in the first place, following Tommy Sheridan's victory over the News of the World in 2006, is unique in Scottish law.

This vendetta against the prominent socialist campaigner and former MSP is part of a campaign to destroy any opposition to the billionaires and their capitalist profit system.

So far an estimated 40,000 hours of police officers' time at a staggering cost of 1.8 million in public funds has been spent on pursuing Tommy and his partner Gail.

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