SHERIDAN IMPERSONATED BY DES McLEAN
UK politician Tommy Sheridan opposed the Iraq War and now he is likely to be sent to jail for allegedly lying about an alleged visit to a sex club.
Some people think the evidence against him was faked by the spooks and Rupert Murdoch's News of the World.
In the above video Des McLean impersonates Tommy Sheridan.
In Sheridan's recent trial, a video, claiming to involve the voice of Tommy Sheridan, was used in evidence.
In the video, a Sheridan-like voice is heard admitting to having attended sex clubs.
The trial judge Lord Bracadale decided to prevent Scottish comic Des McLean from giving evidence.
Sheridan denied the voice on the video was his and said there was no scientific evidence to prove that it was.
Sheridan's legal team believe that the jury should have been allowed to witness McLean's impersonation skills in court.
The News of the World claimed that Sheridan visited a sex club in Manchester.
In 2006 Sheridan won an action for defamation against Rupert Murdoch's News of the World and was awarded £200,000 damages.
In 2007, he was charged with perjury, for allegedly having told lies to the court in the defamation case.
In December 2010, Sheridan was found guilty.
However, we learn on 26 December 2010 that Tommy Sheridan is bidding to quash the guilty verdict
Tommy Sheridan is to appeal against his conviction for perjury.
Sheridan is to claim that "key witnesses" were blocked from speaking at the trial.
He will also claim that crucial e-mails were withheld from his defence lawyers.
These e-mails were sent between the News of the World and private investigator Glenn Mulcaire.
Mulcaire was jailed in 2007 after it was found he was hacking into the phones of top people.
Former UK government minister Tom Watson, part of a parliamentary committee probing the hacking allegations, refers to a "highly suspicious" claim at Sheridan's trial by Scottish News of the World editor Bob Bird that e-mails sent about the newspaper's investigation into Sheridan had been lost.
Sheridan will also point out that defence lawyers were stopped from quizzing Mulcaire during the trial, after Mulcaire was excused from giving evidence due to a doctor's note.
Sheridan's lawyers will also say that excusing former escort girl Fiona McGuire from giving evidence, on the grounds of illness, hurt Sheridan's case.
McGuire had alleged she had a five-in-a-bed orgy with Sheridan at an Aberdeen hotel.
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