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Galloway: Corbyn Wants me for a Sunbeam as George Promises, “Every terrorist will be shot down dead.”

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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.

Guardian article by   reports on the man living the dream.

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.

Sadiq Kahn.

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’.


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Written by Andrew Coates

November 26, 2015 at 1:19 pm

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  1. This is what George Galloway had to say about Turkey shooting down the Russian jet in the Guardian interview above –

    “The action today incinerates any possibility of a united front of which we could even have been members in tackling this infestation of fanatic extremism known as ISIS and Al-Qaeda,” he concluded.

    Now, while “officially” Galloway is against British involvement in Syria, he seems to be supportive of a “united front” against Isis. I can only assume this means Nato having a deal with Russia and, more crucially, Assad in attacking Isis.

    Putin has already indicated he is still willing to work with the US against Isis despite the shooting down of the jet –

    “We are ready to cooperate with the coalition which is led by the United States. But of course incidents like the destruction of our aircraft and the deaths of our servicemen … are absolutely unacceptable,” Putin said at a news conference with Hollande.

    John Baron (a member of the Foreign Affairs Select Committee) had this to say on Nov 24 in “Conservative Home” –

    “Working with the Russians and Iranians may mean acquiescing to Assad remaining in power, at least in the short term. This is deeply distasteful to many in the West but, though the Government clings to the mantra that ‘Assad must go’, he does not pose a threat to our security, whereas Daesh clearly does. We all share the same dangerous enemy, and the Government should be prepared accordingly to modify its policy to reflect this reality.”

    So, if the UK were to go in this direction and having a (albeit) short term “united front” with Assad against Isis, what would George Galloway have to say then, I wonder? Would his opposition to British involvement be slightly tempered as it would allow Assad to stay in power?



    John R

    November 27, 2015 at 10:16 am

  2. I think you;re right John: he is in favour of a coalition- axed around Russia and Assad, against Daesh and bombing Syria.

    He has yet to come out openly on this, but it’s there, implicitly, in everything he says.

    Andrew Coates

    November 27, 2015 at 6:46 pm

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