The Scottish Steering Committee of the SWP condemns the recent arrest of Tommy Sheridan on charges of perjury. We also deplore the manner in which he was arrested at his place of work and the harassment and intimidation suffered by his wife and young daughter as nine police officers searched their home on a Sunday afternoon.
Tommy Sheridan is a relentless class fighter. He has supported the battles of the oppressed and those of workers in struggle. He has opposed the barbarity of war and nuclear weapons. For those reasons he has been attacked by the Murdoch press. He is now under attack from the state and for those reasons we stand in support of him.