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Fight the Campaign to Get Reactionary Galloway into Labour Party, “Murray: Time That ‘Vicious’ Galloway Bar Is Overturned.”

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Galloway with Ally Farage.

Andrew Murray is indulging himself in a damaging campaign.

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.

Former MP Mr Galloway was expelled from the Labour Party on October 23 2003 for allegedly bringing the party into disrepute, including by calling on British soldiers not to obey orders in the illegal invasion of Iraq and for saying that then prime minister Tony Blair and US president George W Bush had assaulted the country “like wolves.”

No disciplinary action has ever been taken by Labour against Mr Blair over the war, which led to hundreds of thousands of deaths and the birth of extremist Islamist movements such as Isis, despite evidence that he lied to Parliament to justify British participation.

Following his expulsion, Mr Galloway helped found the anti-war Respect party, for which he won the Bethnal Green and Bow parliamentary seat and later Bradford West, losing the latter to Labour’s Naz Shah in 2015.

Since Mr Corbyn won the Labour leadership in that year, Mr Galloway has expressed a desire to return to the party and a change.org petition calling for his reinstatement has received over 5,000 signatures.

Morning Star.

Here are some reasons why Galloway should not be allowed into the labour Party:

George Galloway compares relationship with Nigel Farage to Churchill and Stalin

‘We are not pals. We are allies in one cause. Like Churchill and Stalin…’ February 2016.

George Galloway: Trump is better than Clinton 06/07/2016.

George Galloway attacked over Assange ‘rape’ comments. August 2012.

George Galloway has been criticised by anti-rape campaigners after suggesting Julian Assange was accused of nothing more than “bad sexual etiquette”.

Mr Assange is wanted in Sweden to face allegations – which he denies – of sexual assault made by two women.

The Respect MP said the women’s claims were “totally unproven” and the Wikileaks founder had been “set up”.

Rape charity Crisis said Mr Galloway’s comments were “offensive” and “deeply concerning”.

There is this as well,

Naz Shah: ‘I pity George Galloway for being so desperate’ May 2015. Telegraph.

Exclusive: Newly elected Labour MP Naz Shah tells Radhika Sanghani she thinks that her opponent George Galloway led a ‘sexist smear campaign’ but she will not let him stop her doing her job

More reasons here (Bob from Brockley), which deal with his antics in the Respect Party, which stood against Labour.

Murray has only recently joined the Labour party, after a life-time in the Communist Party of Britain and after serving as a member of its leading bodies.

Forces alien to the labour movement will greet Murray’s statement with satisfaction.

One just has, Neil Clarke, whose dodgy record as a Conspi and friend of  Belarus speaks for itself, as does his wobbly when he was going to sue this Blog.

This is profoundly unwelcome:

Anger is already growing:

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Written by Andrew Coates

December 5, 2017 at 2:29 pm

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  1. There is no way that the Stalinist Murray can be allowed to inveigle his chum Galloway back into the labour party: decent LP members, who care about sexism and anti-Semitism will not stand for it. Let’s hope comrade Corbyn understands this. I suspect that Lord Snooty’s comments in the Morning Star were part of a softening-up exercise by friends of Galloway: they must be resisted all the way. I can’t see Momentum, for instance, going along with the re-admission of Galloway.

    Jijm Denham

    December 6, 2017 at 1:15 am

  2. The question surely should be why was Murray allowed into the Labour Party?

    Dave Roberts

    December 6, 2017 at 2:20 am

  3. Indeed.

    More from Galloway’s recent past:

    Andrew Coates

    December 6, 2017 at 12:41 pm

  4. Andrew Coates

    December 6, 2017 at 5:50 pm

  5. left, right, left, right, forward march to victory!!

    Galloway belongs in the Labour Party, and the Labour Party needs Galloway.

    dean

    December 8, 2017 at 1:19 am


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