Galloway: Corbyn Wants me for a Sunbeam as George Promises, “Every terrorist will be shot down dead.”
Every terrorist will be shot down dead, and if I can, I will pull the trigger myself.
Our old friend George Galloway is a busy fellow these days.
He’s full of lightness and sweet to boot.
As the only serious contender in the race for the Mayor of London, is good to hear of his,
expressions of pleasure in Corbyn’s triumph and accompanying disclosures about his closeness to Corbyn and members of his team. These claims of intimacy scaled a new peak over the weekend when the Sunday Times reported him describing Seumas Milne, my fellow Guardian writer who’s taken leave to become Corbyn’s executive director of strategy and communications, as his “closest friend” with whom he has “spoken almost daily for 30 years.”
Only one shadow, no bigger than a man’s endorsement by the Labour Party, stands in his way.
Khan, who is, of course, Labour’s mayoral candidate. He’s called him a “very boring man”, a “flip-flop merchant”, a “product of the Blairite machine”, an accomplice in Blair/Brown “crimes and blunders” and an “unprincipled speak-your-weight machine” who “went into what can only be described as a swoon over kissing the queen’s hand.”
Galloway also appears to consider Khan, a Muslim, an inadequate practitioner of his faith, telling the Evening Standard that the Labour man erred by holding the Koran “in his left hand” when he met the monarch and that this “wasn’t missed by people who care about these things”.
The Guardian’s newshound interviewed the dapper gent hot on the campaign trail.
Such was the backdrop to my question, which I put to Galloway during a public meeting held on Tuesday evening at the Orford House Social Club in Walthamstow, E17. His answer began with a metaphor he often favours. “Sadiq Khan supports Jeremy Corbyn like the rope supports the hanging man,” he said, winning a ripple of laughter among the 100-plus people present.
One can see that Galloway has lost none of the touch that has made him a hit with audiences from Spring Road Allotment shed to the Dean Street telephone box.
Nor his surefire political acumen,
“I have no doubt whatsover that Sadiq Khan is part of the cabal which is seeking to bring Jeremy Corbyn down.”
“If you’re looking for a Corbyn in this election, it’s me. It’s not Sadiq Khan. I support all of Jeremy Corbyn’s policies. I might put them a little differently. If you don’t mind me saying so, I might put them a little better. But I support them.”
Galloway is also the coppers’ best mate, reports a different Guardian (local paper for Waltham Forest amongst others),
Galloway also promised to support the police and security services in the fight against terrorism.
“The police will find a friend in me,” he added.“Every terrorist will be shot down dead, and if I can, I will pull the trigger myself.
“I say to the police officer in the room, when it comes to your wages, your resources and your strengthening, you can count on me.”
The word – unconfirmed – is that Galloway also supports our gallant Russian ally’s bombing in Syria.
He’s got another Best Friend these days.
Galloway has just re-tweeted, John Ross, former leader of the International Marxist Group, and now best-known for his article, How China made the World’s Greatest Contribution to Human Rights.
Galloway is soon appearing in a US ‘theater’.