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Factionalism in the Time of Coronavirus Part 13: George Galloway to “return to Scottish Politics”.

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Galloway to Work His Magic in Scottish Politics.

Lucky 13 for George Galloway:

Former MP George Galloway to return to Scottish politics after row over border

George Galloway is planning to return to Scottish politics after becoming involved in a social media row over a proposed quarantine for tourists arriving in Scotland from England.

The former Labour MP confirmed to The Courier he is to move back to Scotland after a weekend of debate on Twitter, sparked by a group of protesters who staged a demonstration at the Scottish border.


It’s hard to say that George Galloway is  a factionalist.

His own party, the Workers Party of Britain,  is staffed by members of the Communist Party of Great Britain (Marxist-Leninist) who stand for monolithic unity and spend their leisure hours watching Box Sets of the Speeches of North Korea’s hereditary Marxist-Leninist Monarchy.

Better to say that Galloway is a man of many ventures.

There were those happy days of the marches against the invasion of Iraq,  a  leading role in the Stop the War Coalition and cosy  meetings with John Rees and Lindsey German. Then…..Mr Galloway went to Washington! The dapper gent had a  distinguished Parliamentary career after the Bethnal Green earthquake that “gave birth” to the Labour Party all over again,  and the regime-changing Bradford West Spring that made the city an “Israel-free zone.” Galloway declared that he would rejoin the Labour Party if Jeremy Corbyn was elected Leader. Only jealousy in high-places stopped this dream coming true.

A man of many parts Galloway has shaken up British political, cultural and intellectual life. His friendship with Nigel Farage helped heal the divisions opening up in the UK over Brexit.  There were his much-loved house-sharing escapades as a madcap cat. A well-regarded manual, the Handbook for Fidel Castro, was a world best-seller.  There was a successful theatrical venture, Dusty Springfield, the Musical. There was the project for a series of children’s books, set amongst the Spice islands of Indonesia, “Red Molucca the Good Pirate.” 

Now we learn George Galloway is to return to lead his ain folk.

The move is widely seen to cap a successful political career and rewarding personal life.

Campaigning has already begun:

Watch out Scotland!





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  1. A horrible person to have as an ally. Ironically he blatantly doesn’t care either way about that part of the English population whose protection from ethnic cleansing is my main reason for opposing Scottish independence.


    July 11, 2020 at 1:43 am

    • Ethnic cleansing ? Really ? Now I may not like the SNP’s tiggerish liking for independence as a way of cementing a kind of small nation solidarity outwith of the real economy, and they do contain some really odd people in their ranks, but I don’t see them in Hugo Boss black strutting the streets of Dumfries or Linlithgow cracking bull whips at non-Scots untermensch…….

      David Walsh

      July 11, 2020 at 7:30 am

      • Agree with David Walsh, much as I loathe them from the bottom of my stoney heart.

        Andrew Coates

        July 11, 2020 at 9:08 am

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