• Galloway

    George 🖤 Joseph Vissarionovich

    The Twitter account of George Galloway (remember him?) now features as its heading a photo of one of the three worst mass murderers of the 20th century. The one who enabled the other two. No surprise, of course. Galloway strongly implied his affection for Stalin in a 2002 interview with The Guardian: “I am on the anti-imperialist left.” The Stalinist left? “I wouldn’t define it that way because of the pejoratives loaded around it; that would be making a rod for your own back. If you are asking did I support the Soviet Union, yes I did. Yes, I did support the Soviet Union, and I think the disappearance of…

  • Galloway

    George Galloway to stand in Gorton

    My first reaction was to think this was quite an amusing parody. Galloway declares: The “All-Asian short-list” hand-picked by Keith Vaz is just not good enough for the people of Gorton one of the most deprived constituencies in Britain. I (initially) found this a droll detail: I want to continue [Kaufman’s] work on international issues – which are particularly important in Gorton- especially the issues of Palestine and Kashmir [.] And this: It’s true I’m not local but then neither was Sir Matt Busby. Neither was Sir Alex Ferguson nor Pep Guardiola nor Jose Mourinho. Like them I want to work for you, for Gorton, for Manchester. And this was…

  • Galloway,  Hillary Clinton,  Vote 2016

    Surprised?

    Btw @SusanSarandon is right. Hillary Clinton is even more dangerous for America and the world than is Donald Trump — George Galloway (@georgegalloway) June 7, 2016 Me neither. After all Donald Trump is an isolationist and in many ways a classic Stopper. He has a weakness for dictatorial strongmen and doesn’t really care about human rights in other countries, let alone his own. By contrast Hillary Clinton, who decisively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination last night, is at heart a humanitarian interventionist (militarily and otherwise). As First Lady, she urged Bill Clinton to use military force to protect Bosnia and Kosovo. As secretary of state she advocated a bigger and…

  • Galloway

    Is this the end of Rico George?

    (Disclaimer: The above reference is strictly metaphorical.) We and others have predicted it many times in the past, and he always managed to confound us. But with his leftwing and Muslim “friends” abandoning him, and his campaign for London mayor heading for oblivion, Nick Cohen writes that the moment has finally arrived. For years, Galloway was treated with an indulgence that, like a cardiogram, revealed the sicknesses at the heart of the liberal-left. And now it has stopped.

  • antisemitism,  Galloway

    Galloway’s antisemitism goes full frontal

    I can’t help thinking there is a connection between George Galloway polling at less than one percent in the race for London mayor and drawing crowds like this to his campaign events… Kicking off a pop up in Spitafields as @georgegalloway begins to speak with the public pic.twitter.com/WnBSCwW8pj — Galloway 4 London (@alondonforall) March 12, 2016 …and Galloway deciding “What the hell?” and giving vent to his, um, problem with the Jews: (Hat tip: Shiraz Socialist)

  • 'Islamic State',  Galloway

    IS sadist was Viva Palestina volunteer

    A Washington Post report suggests that vetting of volunteers for George Galloway’s Viva Palestina convoys to Gaza could have been more thorough. (Oh, wait– there wasn’t any vetting.): A member of a British cohort within the Islamic State that oversaw the brutal detention and beheading of Western hostages in Syria has been identified as Alexanda Kotey, a 32-year-old convert to Islam who grew up in West London. Kotey is the second militant among the group of Islamic State jailers to be named following the unmasking last year by The Washington Post of “Jihadi John” as Mohammed Emwazi — the infamous masked man, also a West Londoner, who beheaded American, British…

  • Galloway,  Stoppers,  Syria

    Syria Solidarity reject Stopper anti-airstrike demo

    As the Stoppers again take to the streets (this time to oppose British airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria), Syria Solidarity UK explain why they are not supporting the demonstration. We oppose the British government’s proposal to merely mimic the American ISIS-only counter-terrorism war; not only do we believe it is immoral to fly missions in Syria against ISIS while leaving the even greater killer, Assad, free to bomb civilians en masse, we also believe that any war against ISIS that doesn’t put the needs of the Syrian people first will be a failure that can only prolong their suffering. We do call for action to protect civilians in…

  • Galloway

    Say what?

    I will prosecute every attack on @jeremycorbyn made by Sadiq Khan in the press today over the next 7 months. Treason will not go unpunished. — George Galloway (@georgegalloway) September 20, 2015 Apparently this relates to Khan, Labour’s candidate for mayor of London, saying pretty much what we’ve been saying at Harry’s Place about Jeremy Corbyn, John McDonnell and their followers. Good for him, but it would have been nice if he had been more outspoken before the Labour party election. And we have yet to be prosecuted for treason. I can only hope Galloway is speaking metaphorically. If not, the implications about his mental state are rather disturbing.

  • Galloway,  Iraq

    Galloway’s dancing partner dies

    Tariq Aziz, Iraq’s former foreign minister and deputy prime minister, who loyally provided an urbane facade to Saddam Hussein’s unspeakably brutal regime, has died in hospital at the age of 79. George Galloway once wrote of his experience on “the crowded dance floor of a North African nightclub … dancing with Tariq Aziz, the deputy prime minister of Iraq.” After Aziz was arrested, Galloway called him a “political prisoner” and said: “The obvious fact is that Mr Tariq Aziz is a more respectful man than the people who are holding him now. He is viewed with high esteem worldwide by figures like the Pope in the Vatican and other international…