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Galloway Goes National Populist: Trump, “. I don’t care what they do in their own country, just as long as they don’t plunge us into more wars.”

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“Beat the Establishment’s favourite” says George Galloway. 

Our old friend George Galloway, an accredited soothsayer, has some musings on the Trump victory.

George Galloway on Donald Trump and the US election ‘This result completely debunks the liberal agenda’

I first predicted a Trump win in a tweet on May 11 (note: George Galloway: Trump is better than Clinton. 6.7.16) and again at just after midnight on Wednesday morning when the media know-alls were still ushering-in Clinton. I knew because I can sense the wave of detestation of the political class across countries and borders. And it has happened particularly since the Iraq War. Sometimes that results in a move to the left and sometimes to the right, like with Trump and with Le Pen in France.

He is a big vulgar oaf, a locker room jock. But we knew that. And it is saying something he beat the Establishment’s favourite, the one with all the money behind her. Trump spent more on souvenirs, t-shirts and giveaways than he did on pollsters and focus groups. Who called that one right?

The elite – and Clinton represent that elite – have constructed a supra-national paradigm in which the losers, the ordinary people have no say. People want to live in a national economy. They don’t want globalisation which cannot be affected and they cannot, by definition, influence.

I’ve said it since Tuesday. I don’t care what they do in their own country, just as long as they don’t plunge us into more wars. If they want to build a wall that’s up to them. If they want to throw out illegal immigrants or keep out Muslims that’s up to them. It’s their business.

The idea that a legal immigrant loves an illegal immigrant is demonstrably false. They don’t. I know from my own experience in Bradford that just isn’t true.

Yes, how true, how very true, he has experience in Bradford.

Alas.

Galloway rapidly loses all sense of reality…

…here’s a big lesson here for the First Minister and other politicians not to get involved in other people’s elections. Wee Nicola won’t be celebrating St Andrew’s Day in the White House any more. And as for Kezia…the curse of Scottish New Labour strikes again! She abandons NHS Day here which had been three months in the planning to fly to New York to lick stamps for Hillary. Well if she didn’t ken then she does noo!

..

But not of poetry:

It’s reminds me of what Mary Brooksbank, the Dundee Bard, said in her Jute Mill Song

Oh dear me, the world’s ill-divided
Them that work the hardest are aye wi least provided

There is worse, as Shiraz notes, Galloway and his remaining mates have this letter in the Morning Star (Galloway and fellow Red-Brown scum welcome Trump victory)

“The defeat of the Clintons by a purported opponent of neoliberal economic policy and of neoconservative foreign policy, although time will tell, has secured the position of Jeremy Corbyn, who is undoubtedly such an opponent.”

 

Written by Andrew Coates

November 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

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  1. He is a curious creature. Repulsive, yet you can’t look away. Now he’s singing from the same hymn-sheet as Farage; one wonders what variety of nonsense he’ll be spouting by the end of Trump’s presidency.

    Mimic Hootings

    November 15, 2016 at 4:40 pm

  2. ‘If they want to throw out illegal immigrants or keep out Muslims that’s up to them’.

    Wow. That was breathtakingly cynical even for him. I bet he’s looking at his chum Nige getting a ride in the big gold lift and going green with envy. ‘That could be me!’ he grumbles, as his PA trudges off to buy him underpants and knock back offers from the Iranian version of Strictly.

    Saul Sorrell-Till

    November 19, 2016 at 12:29 am

  3. No more trying to be representative of Muslims. His dream of being Caliph of the Ummah was rudely cut short by his defeat at the General Election. Naz Shah has a lot to answer for.

    kb72

    November 22, 2016 at 11:54 am

  4. The American Democratic Party has been defeated in the person of the most economically neoliberal and internationally neoconservative nominee imaginable. From the victory of Donald Trump, to the Durham Teaching Assistants’ dispute, the lesson needs to be learned. The workers are not the easily ignored and routinely betrayed base, with the liberal bourgeoisie as the swing voters to whom tribute must be paid. The reality is the other way round. The EU referendum ought already to have placed that beyond doubt.

    There is a need to move, as a matter of the utmost urgency, away from the excessive focus on identity issues, and towards the recognition that those existed only within the overarching and undergirding context of the struggle against economic inequality and in favour of international peace, including co-operation with Russia, not a new Cold War.

    It is worth noting that working-class white areas that voted for Barack Obama did not vote for Hillary Clinton, that African-American turnout went down while the Republican share of that vote did not, and that Trump took 30 per cent of the Hispanic vote. Black Lives Matter meant remembering Libya, while Latino Lives Matter meant remembering Honduras.

    The defeat of the Clintons by a purported opponent of neoliberal economic policy and of neoconservative foreign policy, although time will tell, has secured the position of Jeremy Corbyn, who is undoubtedly such an opponent. It is also a challenge to Theresa May, to make good her rhetoric about One Nation, about a country that works for everyone, and about being a voice for working people.

    David Lindsay, 2017 council candidate and 2020 parliamentary candidate, Lanchester, County Durham; @davidaslindsay
    George Galloway, former Member of Parliament for Glasgow Hillhead (1987-1997), Glasgow Kelvin (1997-2005), Bethnal Green and Bow (2005-2010), Bradford West (2012-2015); @georgegalloway
    Neil Clark, journalist and broadcaster; @NeilClark66
    Ronan Dodds, writer, broadcaster and activist, Newcastle upon Tyne; @RonanDodds
    James Draper, writer, broadcaster and activist, Lanchester, County Durham
    John Mooney, writer, broadcaster and activist, Lurgan, County Armagh; @FitzjamesHorse
    Mietek Padowicz, writer, broadcaster and activist, Newcastle upon Tyne; @scurvytoon
    Aren Pym, writer, broadcaster and activist, West Cornforth, County Durham; @arenthelefty
    Adam Young, writer, broadcaster and activist, Burnopfield, County Durham; @JustALocalSerf

    http://davidlindsay2020.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/a-basket-of-deplorables.html

    David Lindsay

    November 23, 2016 at 12:57 am

  5. In 2015 on one of Press TV’s COMMENT programs Galloway said he would move to Antarctica if Trump won. Now he has done total about-face and is singing Trump’s praises. Obviously money talks and sh*& walks.

    wahidazal66

    November 23, 2016 at 7:23 pm


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