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George Galloway to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London.

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Next Mayor of London.


George Galloway has become the latest candidate in a crowded field vying to succeed Boris Johnson as Mayor of London.

Johnson will be stepping down as mayor in next year’s election, after he was elected to represent Uxbridge in Parliament.

Hat-Tip DT.


Galloway tweeted the announcement, urging anyone that can help his campaign to get in touch. The tweet features his son patting the politician on the back, with the caption “you’ve got this”.




He is expected to gain strong support from this rebel group.



Written by Andrew Coates

May 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

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  1. So the advice on overturning the GE result was not positive then?

    Boleyn Ali

    May 28, 2015 at 3:59 pm

  2. See above Tweet, which in our ‘umble opinion shows clear signs of delusional madness.

    Andrew Coates

    May 28, 2015 at 4:02 pm

  3. Nah, Tooting Popular Front wouldn’t support Galloway.

    “Never trust a man who doesn’t drink beer” would surely be their red-line shibboleth.

    John R

    May 28, 2015 at 4:38 pm

  4. Galloway for Mayor! Let’s declare London an Israeli free zone!


    May 28, 2015 at 4:56 pm

  5. Good point John.

    I shall have to ask Wolfie and the CC of the Tooting Popular Front to reconsider their line.

    Andrew Coates

    May 28, 2015 at 4:59 pm

  6. This will be awkward if Labour ends up with Sadiq Khan :0

    Paul Canning

    May 28, 2015 at 5:08 pm

  7. Paul Canning

    May 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm

  8. Andrew Coates

    May 28, 2015 at 5:11 pm

  9. yes like this bro


    May 29, 2015 at 1:21 am

  10. Like That bro


    May 29, 2015 at 1:33 am

  11. I have been relying on you comrade Coatesy, for all orange explodey Napoleon news, seeing as he blocked me some time ago. It transpires there has been a mass un-blocking, probably because his minions had blocked ALL of twitter and there was no one left to read his diarrhoea. Must try harder.

  12. Early picture of Galloway campaigning.

    Andrew Coates

    May 29, 2015 at 11:34 am

  13. Andrew Coates

    May 29, 2015 at 11:41 am

  14. i bet they wont be celebrating in Tel Aviv if Galloway wins in London.
    Galloway for Mayor! shut down the Shomrim and community security trust militias in London.


    May 29, 2015 at 6:19 pm

  15. ‘dean’ must be looking forward to the 4 July rally in Golders Green – show the Je–er.. ZIonists whose boss innit?

  16. GG can say what he likes, the ‘atheist’ ‘transvestite’ has one thing he’ll never have, ie he was *born* in the ME, Do they have chips and cheese in Yemen?

  17. u should read this


    i would never go to a Nazi rally. however, ethnic group militias, be they the shomrim/cst/jdl zionazis or Muslim or Christian patrols should all be challenged and are not legitimate.

    likewise, it is hypocritical to criticize Muslims going to fight for IS while Jews go to fight in the IDF. one law for all.


    May 30, 2015 at 1:03 am

  18. I find it fascinating how someone like Dean can suggest we read the far right content of 5 Pillars. He’s not the only so called leftie to do this. I saw it around the Rahman verdict recently. Blind, unthinking promotion of people who, if they wore another hat, would be seen as enemies.

    The linked article repeats word-for-word memes in circulation from the organised American religious right since they decided to start politically organising when Reagan was President. They weren’t invented by Islamists. The history is of them being drawn up in the political campaigns devised by the multi-millionaires running evangelical Xstianity in the US. This stuff has been focus tested!

    The descendants of those people helped to run the No campaign in Ireland and they used tried and trusted tactics invented in the US. Yet just as is now the case in the US those themes failed. To quote:

    “The logical conclusion to the idea that personal freedom should be fully legalised, provided it does no individual harm to others, would be the legalisation of all manner of currently prohibited relationships, including incest, adult-child relations and multi-partner marriage – as well as the legalisation of euthanasia, drugs, prostitution, pornography, cannibalism etc.

    Purists argue these matters in philosophical terms, that if a matter is undertaken with consent, or is a personal act that harms no one else directly, the law of the state has no place to prohibit these thing.”

    This argument, plugged by 5Pillars, is from Hizb ut-Tahrir but it is not even vaguely original, it is the same one that far right US evangelicals have been making for over 30 years [see websites like http://www.rightwingwatch.org/ for word-for-word</b examples].

    The American evangelical right knows that it is losing at home. This is why they are pouring millions into other countries and forming alliances with Orthodoxy and – yes – Islamists in international bodies.

    Not only do you see the precise same words but it is very common to see fake science originating from the American evangelical right being promoted by Islamists, as well as by Christians in Africa and Russia. And not just on LGBT rights but also on abortion and creationism. The American evangelical right has numerous let us call them missionaries (or you could call them colonialists) traveling the world selling their market tested package on 'how to fight the evil secularists'. Hizb ut-Tahrir is 'quoting from the hymn sheet'!!

    It is amusing to me to read words and political strategies formed by those thought to be the 'anti imperialists' arch enemies – the 'crusaders' – being promoted as if it were new. But it is also damning of the idiocy of some of the so-called 'left' to be fooled by such obvious wolves in new clothing.

    Paul Canning

    May 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm

  19. dang. missing comment coatsey.

    Paul Canning

    May 30, 2015 at 1:58 pm

  20. I agree with your comments Paul.

    That is why this blog is inspired by secularist arguments from (amongst others) our Bangladeshi, Iranian and Maghreban comrades and not from anything written from America (whose press I barely read in the first place).

    Andrew Coates

    May 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm

  21. Does Galloway ever take his hat off?

    Sue R

    May 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm

  22. Sue R – you’re very cruel. You don’t realize that going bald is hard for many men.


    May 30, 2015 at 6:56 pm

  23. As Paul says, the religious right is the religious right, doesn’t matter which direction they lay out their prayer rugs, they are cheeks on the same arse. Belief in a supreme being is a mental illness which runs full spectrum from mildly delusional to full-on barking. Ignoring the crackpots helps them along their way to ultimate irrelevance and oblivion.

  24. Sue & Dean: Once the hat comes off, he’s just another William Hague? 😉

    Wallace Runnymede

    February 2, 2016 at 1:23 am

  25. Probably takes his hat off to people he respects, I guess. Not to anyone else.

    Wallace Runnymede

    February 2, 2016 at 1:24 am

  26. That said, he has a sneaking respect for William. He hates him but he can’t bring himself to denounce him on TV… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WkA8mhjuBs

    Wallace Runnymede

    February 2, 2016 at 1:27 am

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