Originally Posted by gooner
Well it looks like George Galloway will be elected as an MP for Bradford West and will return to Westminster. He just said on Sky he is here for the long term. I remember when he beat Oona King the last time in the 2005 general election and he was accused afterwards of lacking commitment in his role as an MP. He even went into Celebrity Big Brother while he was still a sitting MP.
He obviously must of done well with the muslim vote as muslims make up 38% of the population there.
Galloway goes around Britain looking for heavily divided communities where he can exploit racial tensions to get a victory.
He really is a remarkable man.
He describes the fall of the berlin wall as the "worst day of my life":
He claims that reports by human rights watch groups and Amnsesty international that say that homosexuals are executed in Iran are western propaganda.
He said the elections there were fair and reports that they were not, well western propaganda of course.
He says that Assads regime is a "breath of fresh air" " the last castle of the Arab dignity and the Arab rights"
While in Damascus to praise Assad, he praised the "heroic" 145 operations by a branch of of Al quaeda in iraq which included the Canal hotel bombing, which took place to kill, one of my personal heroes Sergio Viera de Mello
When asked if he would describe himself as a stalinist, he said he would if it was not " making a rod for my own back"
To Saddam he said publicly “Sir, I salute your courage, your strength your indefatigability! And I want you to know that we are with you until victory!" He informed Saddam that he was loved by everyone in the west, and will be remembered for centuries, long after the western politicians would be forgotten.
Privately he met with Saddam regularly throughout the 90's and received large ammounts of money from him. This was alleged by among others Tariq Aziz. Galloway denied this strongly, only a few years later this video came out which showed he was on first name terms with Uday Hussein, who even noted that george had lost weight since his last visit.
His election doesn't mean much. He failed greatly as mp for bethnal green so couldn't stand for reelection, as he had in his previous post (why he had to move in the first place). He had one of the lowest voting records in parliament and as his reality tv appearance showed, didn't really care for the job.
His voice in parliament will mean nothing