Tuesday, October 02, 2007

George Galloway: Back Before We'd Noticed He Was Gone


Apparently George Galloway withdrew his name from the Poplar and Limehouse selection for Respect. I hadn't noticed. But I'm very glad to hear he's done a U-Turn. Was he just planning to hang on to BG&B in the event of an early election? Was he worried that winning would get in the way of his media career? Not that he let constituency or parliamentary responsibilities get in the way in the past.

Whatever the reason: George Galloway needs to be wallopped at the ballot box. Poplar and Limehouse is as good a place as any for this. Apart from any disagreement one may have with GG politically he appears to be as bloody useless Respect constituency MP as he was a bloody useless Labour one before.

5 comments:

rupahuq said...

Yeah he needs to be given a ruddy good hiding as it were. The wheels are seriously coming off Respect in Tower Hamlets where they are leaving in droves: defections to Labour of their councillors and all sorts of shenanigans. I always thought barking Trots and mad mullahs was just an arranged marriage too far...

Chris Paul said...

"Ruddy good hiding"! Gosh girl please do please check your potty mouth at the door, please pretty please.

rupa said...

It was a paraphrase of the late Bernie Grant as I'm sure you spotted

Chris Paul said...

That's alright then.

JohnB said...

Or paraphrasing the great man GG himself when he said the Israeli soldiers were "getting a bloody good hiding" during their invasion of Lebanon last year:

http://www.counterpunch.org/galloway08152006.html

In any case, we all know that Jim Fitzpatrick is not capable of giving Galloway any such thing. Fitzpatrick is even more of a vile Not Labour lackey than Oona King was and people know that - and now that they have a chance to vote for a party that isn't the 'lesser of two evils' they will jump at it.

Taxi for Jim Fitzpatrick...

P.S - The great Bernie Grant must be revolving in his grave at what has become of his party.