Labour MP Backs Galloway’s MP Ambitions

Guido has caught Labour MP David Drew liking a Tweet from George Galloway, advertising his forthcoming attempt to unseat Tom Watson in West Bromwich East. Good to see all Labour MPs working hard to clear their party’s Antisemitism scandal…

Whilst merely liking a Tweet by itself may not be overwhelmingly newsworthy, David Drew MP has been embroiled in a number of antisemitism scandals in the last year. Only this month GnasherJew found a Labour member living in Drew’s Stroud constituency to have posted multiple Antisemitic posts on Facebook, including Holocaust denial, and then discovered the Labour MP to be friends with the individual on Facebook and to be following him on Twitter. His association with questionable figures obviously does not stop with Galloway. 

David Drew previously emailed a constituent saying, “I’ve never heard anyone make an anti Semitic remark in a Labour audience”. Clearly David urgently needs a hearing test…

Brexit Party to Announce Defectors

At the National Exhibition Centre on Sunday the Brexit Party is having a big rally with over 5,000 attendees expected. This will, they say, involve revealing of the first 100-plus Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) selected for Westminster elections and the unveiling of the start of their policy platform. Guido suspects, and on this point they are being a little evasive, they will also reveal some Tory councillor defectors.

Co-conspirators tell Guido they have been vetting a batch of local Councillors who are defecting from both UKIP and the Conservative Party. The first forty have been undergoing vetting and checking of their social media history. Given CCHQ’s 150 or so suspensions of Tory activists there could be quite a few more in the future. Could the first forty be unveiled this Sunday?

UPDATE: A Brexit Party source has now got in touch to say Guido is broadly correct, apart from the timing. The roll out will be held back until after the Tory leadership election. They scoffed at the rumour George Galloway would be a PPC, “We do vet our candidates.”

TalkRadio Fires Galloway Over Anti-Semitism

A News UK spokesperson tells Guido “talkRADIO has terminated George Galloway’s weekly show with immediate effect. As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-semitic views.”

The sacking is over his gleeful tweeting that because Spurs to Liverpool lost there would be “No Israeli flags on the cup.” The tweet was in reference to Spurs traditionally drawing a large portion of their fanbase from London’s Jewish community. Looks like Galloway let his anti-Zionist mask slip and named the Jews instead. Fancy that…

Not a shock…

Marr Was A Trotskyite Paper Seller

“I knew Andrew Marr when he was a Trotskyite selling Trotskyite newspapers to bewildered railywaymen” says George Galloway in a critique of modern television interviewing and Marr’s ill judged attempt at a Farage “gotcha” interview last Sunday. Worth watching in full for his appraisal of the state of the game in the week Brian Walden passed…

Galloway’s Extraordinary Goebbels Rant

George Galloway’s Sky News interview this morning took an unexpected turn. He was invited on to talk about his application to re-join the Labour Party, but ended up shouting “The Goebbels is you!” at Sky News’ Niall Paterson. Seemingly not content with Ken Livingstone’s Hitler obsession, the former Respect MP brought a new Nazi into the field…

Loony Left Legal Lolz: Galloway Sues Lansman

Gorgeous George Galloway has announced he is suing Momentum supremo Jon Lansman as a row boils over about whether the former Respect boss should be allowed back in the Labour Party. Lansman is a sworn enemy of Galloway, and piled in after his Corbynista rival wrongly accused David Baddiel of being a “vile Israel-fanatic”.

Galloway admitted he was wrong and deleted the tweet:

But he has also decided to launch a defamation action against Lansman and he intends to call Corbyn as a witness:

Remember Seumas and Jezza want Galloway back in the Labour Party. Lansman flexing his muscles over this Corbynista split…

Galloway Backs Evolve Politics Editor’s Parliament Bid

George Galloway is backing the ‘senior editor’ of pro-Corbyn fan site Evolve Politics to run for parliament. Labour sources say Corbynista Twitter activist and Evolve blogger Matt Turner is sniffing around for a seat and is expected to stand at the next election, one of many Corbyn Twitter outriders considering a tilt in 2022. You can read what Matt and his comrades are like in their own words here.

Turner recently appeared on Galloway’s Russia Today programme and was backed to run:

“Just in time for you to enter the House of Commons – there’s a prediction for you.”

Turner replied: “precisely”Neighbouring candidates?

UPDATE: Turner gets in touch to say: “No idea what I’ll be doing in four months let alone four years”. Classic non-denial denial…

Andrew Murray: Let Galloway Back in Labour

Senior Corbyn lieutenant and Unite chief of staff Andrew Murray has called for ‘Gorgeous’ George Galloway to be re-admitted to the Labour Party. The Morning Star ran this briefing:

“It is “long past time” for the “vicious, illegal and disgraceful decision to expel George Galloway from the Labour Party” to be overturned, Andrew Murray said yesterday. The Unite chief of staff, who was a long-time chairman of the Stop the War Coalition, praised Mr Galloway for his role in “the leadership of that movement” which organised the largest march in Britain’s history against the Iraq war on February 15 2003. His backing could be significant as he is close to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and helped run the party’s highly successful 2017 election campaign.”

Galloway – no doubt spotting his way back in – has been talking-up longtime ally Corbyn for the best part of two years. Galloway recently compared Corbyn to Winston Churchill…

He did, however, stand as an independent against Labour in the Manchester Gorton by-election. It’s also doubtful whether senior members of the Shadow Cabinet would approve of Galloway’s rehabilitation, especially considering the women’s PLP have heard speeches saying he should never be let back in. Could the cat finally get the cream?

Corbynistas Share Fake Mail Front Page

This photoshopped Daily Mail front page is so obviously a fake no self-respecting journalist could possibly fall for it, right? Wrong…

Wrong typeface, a photo the Mail have used on a splash before, a tone they would never use, and a message they would be very unlikely to endorse.

You’d expect Galloway to be dense enough to fall for it, Owen really should know better…

Labour Vote Split in Bradford

Former Respect leader Salma Yaqoob is running as an independent against Labour’s Naz Shah in Bradford West (majority 11,420). In one sense Yaqoob is fighting a straightforward grudge match against Shah, who ousted Yaqoob’s former colleague George Galloway in 2015 (though Yaqoob denies it’s all about just getting Galloway’s own back for him). Salma’s candidacy has turned Bradford into an interesting three-way race…

Last week independent Khadim Hussain withdrew his candidacy to endorse Yaqoob, which shows she is making deals on the ground, and it is certain she will split Shah’s vote to some degree. Guido now hears that some former Labour activists have been attracted away from Shah by Yaqoob, who has also been positioning herself as a Corbynista of sorts and – having shared many an anti-war platform – is well-connected to Corbyn himself, who was once rumoured to be lining her up for a Labour seat. Tory George Grant is likely to pick up the modest UKIP vote and would of course benefit from a nationwide swing to the Tories (before Galloway the Tories were the second party in the constituency). Salma will damage Naz, but by how much?

Galloway: I Am Corbyn Candidate In Manchester Gorton

George Galloway has declared himself the real Corbynista candidate in Manchester Gorton’s by-election. Speaking at an event in Manchester yesterday Galloway said:

“Keith Vaz chose the Labour candidate in Manchester Gorton. Keith Vaz and his boss Tom Watson: the back-stabbing coup plotters against Jeremy Corbyn. 

“So don’t imagine that I’m asking you to vote against the ideals of Labour. I am – and always will be – a real Labour man. 

In fact, if I’m elected, I’ll be one of the only MPs sitting behind Jeremy Corbyn without a knife in my hand trying to stab him in the back.

“If you think about it these by-elections, one after the other, are a continuation of the coup against Corbyn by other means. 

“They choose an anti-Corbyn candidate and if he or she wins that’s another back-stabber in Parliament behind Corbyn.”

Hard to disagree…

Galloway Standing in Gorton

George Galloway has announced he’s standing in the Gorton by-election… randomly in a blog on Arron Banks’ Westmonster website. His pitch is to get Tony Blair put on trial, defend Palestine and compare himself to football management legends Matt Busby and Pep Guardiola:

“I want to continue [Gerald Kaufman’s] work on international issues – which are particularly important in Gorton – especially the issues of Palestine and Kashmir but also the broader questions, the dangerous confrontation between the west and the Muslim world which threatens all of us… 

I opposed Tony Blair with all my heart and soul and paid for it with my expulsion from the party in 2003 – after 36 years membership. This week is the 14th anniversary of the Iraq War against which I was one of the leaders of the greatest mass movements ever seen in this country. I make this plain here – if I am re-elected to Parliament I will seek to put Mr. Blair on trial for war crimes, crimes against humanity and lying to the British Parliament and people…

Whether it’s my speeches in Parliament or on the streets,  my films, my TV shows, my radio shows, my work on social media where I have over a million followers, when I’m fighting for Gorton everyone will know about it. Everyone will have to listen. I have been six times elected to Parliament and I don’t think even my worst enemy would deny my impact there…

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.

I am like Sir Matt a Scot of Irish background. There are plenty of us around Manchester. My 40 year relationship with Pakistan and Bangladesh my 40 years with the Arabs mean I can speak the language. I can talk the talk but I also walk the walk.

If I were to win here it would be the Mother of All by-election victories for “The hard working people of Gorton” who would never be forgotten again.”

Apparently not a spoof. The LibDems won’t believe their luck…

Solicitors at Galloway’s Firm Accused of £600,000 Fraud

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Employees that work for the same firm as George Galloway’s solicitors have been in court accused of falsely claiming almost £600,000 in interpreter’s legal fees. Bradford-based Chambers Solicitors are notorious for demanding up to £5,000 for allegedly libellous tweets against Galloway, now three of the solicitors who work for the firm are in hot water themselves. The Legal Aid Agency anti-fraud squad caught up with Mohammed Ayub, Mohammed Riaz and Neil Frew after they set up Legal Support Services, allegedly a fake company which paid thousands of pounds to an amusement arcade firm and paid private school fees. Guido notes that Chambers Solicitors Bradford hasn’t been accused of any wrongdoing, just those that work for it. The trial is ongoing. First they come for his channel…

Julia Hartley-Brewer v George Galloway

George Galloway, currently polling at zero percent in the London mayoral race, decided it would be a good idea to precede a TalkRadio interview with Julia Hartley-Brewer by tweeting:

“I have no wish to charm you. I despise you, and always have… malice runs through [your] veins.

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Galloway: I’ll Stand Aside if Labour Ditch Sadiq

Bit rich of Galloway to have a pop over Sadiq’s dodgy mates:

“Either he knew the character of this man, in which case he’s too wicked to be the Mayor of London or he didn’t know in which case he’s too stupid to be the Mayor of London.

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UKIP Candidate Quits Over Galloway, ‘Pope’ Farage

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Chris Gillibrand, UKIP’s candidate in Ogmore for the Assembly Elections, has resigned citing the decision of Nigel Farage to share a platform with George Galloway.  Gillibrand says he

“… cannot begin to comprehend the motives for Mr Farage to share a platform with George Galloway.   

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JoCo v George Galloway

All credit to Jo Coburn for not losing it with George Galloway on the Daily Politics. Not to mention the killer put down: “When have you ever not wanted to talk about you?” Galloway joining Grassroots Out is going well, then.[…] Read the rest

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Grassroots Out Supporters Walk Out in Protest at Galloway

Galloway afterwards told Guido that Farage was the person who “convinced me” to join Grassroots Out, after an interview on Russia Today last week, and that he spoke to no one else in the organisation.[…] Read the rest

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Amjad Bashir: No Respect For the Truth

Remember Amjad Bashir? He was the UKIP Walter Mitty whose disastrous defection to the Tories made headlines this time last year. One of the many revelations that led to the turncoat’s story unravelling was his relationship with George Galloway’s Respect Party.[…] Read the rest

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Galloway Twitter Amnesty

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George Galloway is in a magnanimous mood on James O’Brien’s LBC chat show this morning. He just told O’Brien he’s “kind of given up on blocking” people on Twitter and urges those who feel they may have been “blocked unfairly” to get in touch with him.  […] Read the rest

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