Galloway wins Bradford West By-Election

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Apr 5 2012 14:52
flaneur wrote:
I like how it's simulating graffiti and therefore applies to the urban yoot.

Not liking that tshirt is ever so slightly racist, IMO.

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Apr 5 2012 15:02
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Isnt it the colours of Respect anyway? Originally a red/green coalition....?

Ahem. True. Albeit disappointingly prosaic. I thought the paranoia was funnier, tho. groucho

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Apr 5 2012 18:53

SWP starting to hype the Galloway phenomenon - again. Look here... Pleazzze, not again...

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Apr 6 2012 03:56

Alf Garnett for the 21st century tongue

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Apr 7 2012 07:55

http://kpbsfs.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/george-galloways-election-triumph-hails-new-era-for-the-british-left/

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Apr 7 2012 08:22
Mr. Jolly wrote:
Isnt it the colours of Respect anyway? Originally a red/green coalition....?

Yes, but it's interesting how in Bradford green was the main colour they drenched everything in, including their battlebus.

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Apr 7 2012 20:14
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Mr. Jolly wrote:
Isnt it the colours of Respect anyway? Originally a red/green coalition....?

Yes, but it's interesting how in Bradford green was the main colour they drenched everything in, including their battlebus.

I'm not surprised in the slightest, love for earth Gaia has always been strong amongst the mixed communities of Bradford. Dog whistle politics or something deeper and green? The little smattering of red represents the blood left behind after George (peace be upon him) symbolically impregnated mother planet to bring forth the Bradford Spring.

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Apr 8 2012 07:44

Can't beleive they're actally letting chairman meow speak at marxism, jesus those cunts have no class whatsoever, in all senses of the word.

Anyways galloways mentalism, posturing and batshit rhetoric are pretty amusing, however in the long term the effects of a victory on womens rights in bradford and the politics of an area are less to laugh about if tower hamlets is anything to go by. Largely because it just boosts the confidence of local islamists and the corrupt local politicians/bigwigs who pander to them.. Depressing shite really.

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Apr 24 2012 23:31

See yer man was on Newsnight tonight. Discussion re James Murdoch's evidence to that committee. Made some unremarkable points. Not much about Bradford West though. In and of itself, not a point worth mentioning as such. But I'd say this is more likely to become the norm than not. Perhaps we should run a sweep on the first time Georgey-boy uses his re-found national media platform to actually push a Bradford related issue?

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Apr 25 2012 16:22

I think its interesting that George Galloway won the Bradford West By-Election, and personally i'm glad. It seems to me the victory represents a new dawn for British politics as his party seems the only party left which is truly a socialist party.. What is even more interesting is the coverage of Sky News on the topic was extremely thorough, unlike BBC which presented him closely with Muslims, barely concealing their attempt to construe alterior motives and channel islamophobia. Rupert Murdoch seems keen to kick the 'establishment' in the teeth following their public ostracising of him and his murky business.. I know they're all dodgey characters, its just funny when they argue amongst themselves for a change smile

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Apr 25 2012 17:04
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It seems to me the victory represents a new dawn for British politics as his party seems the only party left which is truly a socialist party.

You're joking, right? Please say you're joking.

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Jul 19 2012 13:22

http://twitter.com/georgegalloway/status/216917617263390720

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Jul 19 2012 13:31

For the benefits of the firewalled masses, that twitter status:

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Jul 19 2012 14:03

http://www.votegeorgegalloway.com/2012/05/galloway-congratulates-yorkshire-on.html

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'What a magnificent debut,' said Bradford West MP George Galloway, congratulating Leeds-born garden designer Tracy Foster on winning a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show at her first attempt. He also credited the tourism authority Welcome Yorkshire for commissioning her.

'It's a double triumph,' Galloway continued. 'The idea for the award-winner, the Bronte Garden, was inspired. I'm looking forward to visiting it at Chelsea, as I am sure are thousands of others, and the added benefit is that it will encourage many, many people to visit Bronte country, bringing substantial revenues into the area. This is both an imaginary, innovative and brilliantly realised project,' he said.

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Jul 19 2012 14:35

Tremble, capitalists! roll eyes

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Aug 4 2012 21:42
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Mythical old labour values blah blah blah Respect are well popular blah blah

We should also do things like we mean them to make a difference. That's why the decision by the trade union movement to build a people's demonstration against the government's austerity in October is so welcome.

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/news/content/view/full/122239

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Aug 20 2012 14:15

*trigger warning*
Rape apologism is another one to add to the list - Galloway doesn't think consent is strictly necessary
http://www.newstatesman.com/blogs/politics/2012/08/george-galloway-assan...

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I mean not everybody needs to be asked prior to each insertion. Some people believe that when you go to bed with somebody, take off your clothes, and have sex with them and then fall asleep, you're already in the sex game with them.

It might be really bad manners not to have tapped her on the shoulder and said, "do you mind if I do it again?". It might be really sordid and bad sexual etiquette, but whatever else it is, it is not rape or you bankrupt the term rape of all meaning. . .

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Aug 20 2012 15:51
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...But George Galloway was quick to hit back at his critics. "Oh my, what a lot of 'liberal' useful idiots the Empire can count on," he tweeted. "It's about WIKILEAKS stupid...!"

http://news.uk.msn.com/blog/trending-blogpost.aspx?post=8122a000-f405-4e...

http://twitter.com/georgegalloway/status/237539238965551104

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Aug 23 2012 09:27
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George Galloway is no longer a columnist for Holyrood magazine and the reasons for that, I would have thought, are fairly obvious. Galloway has always courted controversy and while I have not always agreed with some of his views, I have admired him for staying true to his original political beliefs and particularly for his stance over Iraq. I had always felt that in an increasingly bland and corporate political world, he added some colour and was often an effective thorn in the side of the establishment. If nothing else, he provoked debate which is healthy. However, his recent outpourings about definitions of rape have left me, frankly gobsmacked. There is no excuse, ever, for sex without consent and regardless of the details of the Assange case, Galloway’s comments and inappropriate language about rape per se are alarming. I had hoped he might have taken the last 24 hours to reflect on his judgement and perhaps make some kind of public apology but that has not been apparent, far from it. So, it is with some very genuine regret that I have asked him to no longer write his column for the magazine.

http://www.holyrood.com/articles/2012/08/22/george-galloway-statement-fr...

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Aug 23 2012 12:47

Wow.

I used to like Galloway, but now I don't.
He can screw himself.

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Aug 30 2012 23:48

Say what you like about wide-eyed university freshers, at least their flirtation with Stalinists is only a phase...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KJgLH9FTQQ&feature=player_embedded

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Aug 31 2012 03:01

"do you want me to be the rape cat"

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Sep 4 2012 11:10

http://kate4manchester.org/?p=114

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Sep 5 2012 09:55

Andy Newman on Stalinist Unity: http://www.socialistunity.com/time-for-the-left-to-stand-up-for-galloway...

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I have to say that I was disappointed that Salma Yaqoob publically distanced herself from George Galloway. It would have been more appropriate for her to have discussed any misgivings privately.

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Sep 5 2012 10:44

To be fair to the man, he's done well to put the controversy behind him.

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Sep 6 2012 09:58

from http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2012/sep/04/george-galloway-no-respect...

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Enough is enough. George Galloway's recent tweet in which he described an individual as a "window-licker" (a derogatory term for a disabled person) is by no means the first time he has revealed the extent of his ignorance and bigotry towards a sizeable minority of the very individuals whom as a member of parliament it is his job to represent.

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Sep 7 2012 17:40

http://www.2ndcouncilhouse.co.uk/blog/2012/09/07/socialist-unity-cesspit...

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Sep 11 2012 02:03
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