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George Galloway

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George Galloway was the Respect Party Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green & Bow from 2005 to 2010. He defeated Labour Party candidate and supporter of the Iraq war, Oona King in the May 2005 British General Election. The swing vote in the constituency was a whopping 26%. He opposed the sanctions imposed on Iraq following the 1991 Gulf War. He is a strong critic of Prime Minister Tony Blair and his government's support for the second Bush administration's War in Iraq. The 2005 election reduced the Blair government's majority from 167 to 66 seats.



Galloway had previously been the Labour MP for Glasgow Hillhead, which he took from the SDP leader Roy Jenkins in the 1983 General election. He left the Labour party over the Iraq war and helped found Respect, abandoning his Glasgow seat for one of Britain's most Moslem seats.


Galloway is hated and sometimes libelled by conservatives. In her 2006 neo-conservative diatribe Menace in Europe, Claire Berlinski attempts to smear Galloway by writing that, "If I were an Arab parent, I would not let that man anywhere near my daughters." (page 88)




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This page was last modified 19:47, 18 September 2010 by dKosopedia user Urban Peasant. Based on work by Darrell and dKosopedia user(s) BartFraden and Chauv. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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