Monday, June 07, 2004

Oh really George?

"I never have had any kinds of links with the Ba'athist regime." George Galloway, letter to the Guardian, June 7, 2004.

Galloway denies he was close to Saddam's regime. But he met Saddam at least twice and he also admits he had a cosy Christmas lunch with Saddam's sidekick Tariq Aziz (pictured above).

"I'm prepared for arguments sake to concede I was in Baghdad. I spent a Christmas day either in 99 or 2000 with Tariq Aziz....

"If I were in a frame of mind to discuss business with the regime in Iraq I would have done it on Christmas Day with Tariq Aziz rather than with a junior intelligence officer on Boxing Day. "

Never trust an ex-Labour MP with a dodgy moustache

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Making it up

Respect send out a press release describing George Galloway's visit to Haringey:

It was an amazing day," confirms Respect candidate Sait Akgul. "Everywhere we went people recognised that George Galloway had put himself on the line over the illegal war in Iraq and pledged their vote."

Sounds great. Except the press release was sent out two days BEFORE Galloway made his visit.

Unconfirmed reports say the people of Haringey are consulting their lawyers.

Anti-war Greens say Respect "Disgraceful, callous"

The Green Party, who were part of the anti-war movement and involved in the big protests against the Iraq war, have slammed Respect's position on Iraq.

Spencer Fitz-Gibbon, the party's head of media, commented this morning:

"Respect's position is that troops should immediately be withdrawn and Iraq left to its fate. This is a disgraceful, callous attitude because we know Iraq would dissolve into civil war."

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Respect yobs annoy Cardiff Muslims

News reaches us from Cardiff that Respect's decision to picket Charles Kennedy's meeting at the Madina Mosque backfired spectacularly.

Respect are trying to con Muslims into believing that George Galloway and the SWP best represent their interests.

Although Kennedy and the Lib Dems voted against the war with Iraq, Respect in Cardiff turned out to screech abuse at him as he arrived at the mosque.

The hysterical protest did not impress local Muslims. We are told that a mosque official told the Respect supporters to sling their hook and the 20 or so protestors were forced to skulk away.

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

Another Galloway promise broken

When George Galloway was expelled from the Labour Party he promised his constituents in Glasgow that he would prove his claimed popularity by standing in the city against Labour in the next general election.

He made a series of platitudes about his desire to continue serving the people in Glasgow saying he "unequivocally, definately" would be an independent candidate.

But now Galloway has bottled it and announced he daren't stand at the next election.