Galloway: scum rises again

March 30, 2012 at 1:08 am (apologists and collaborators, communalism, Galloway, islamism, Jim D, populism, religion, religious right, Respect)

Galloway: 18,341; Labour: 8,201

It seems that the loathsome worshipper of tyranny and preening self-publicist Galloway has carpet-bagged his way back into Parliament by playing his usual, communalist and utterly reactionary game. Here’s an example of the literature he put out in Bradford West:

 

“God KNOWS who is a Muslim. And he KNOWS who is not. Instinctively, so do you.” Not drinking  alcohol seems to be the key test here.  Now  take a look at the kind of material put out by Galloway’s supporters:

 
Bottoms Up Imran Hussain

8:15 pm, Tue 27 Mar 2012
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imran hussain
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Thirsty Imran Hussain (hic) likes his refreshments; and campaigning in this unseasonally good weather is thirsty work indeed.

The Bradford councillor is Labour’s new hope in the Bradford West seat, being contested by Respect’s powerhouse George Galloway.

A bi-election has been called following the incumbent, Marsh Singh’s announcement that he is to stand down due to health reasons.

If Hussain can’t get his Labour colleagues to help him out canvassing, he might have to rely on his trusted pals John E Walker and Jackie Daniels to give him a hand.

Make no mistake, George Galloway is giving Hussain a real run for his money. Respect and Labour are neck and neck and Respect have the capacity to deliver a historic blow to Labour’s strangle-hold in Bradford. In fact, George could end up giving Imran “both barrels” (but not the barrels Imran was hoping for).

The constituents of Bradford West have a clear choice between the councillor who represents the party that thinks it has a right to rule in the Northern seats, that started the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, that brought the economy crashing down around our ears, or the candidate who is a tee-totaller and has consistently shown he has the courage of a lion, who has taken on the Zionist scourge, who and is a defender of Muslims and Bradford West’s last hope.

Read more: http://www.mpacuk.org/story/260312/bottoms-imran-hussain.html#ixzz1qYc8BFsE

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It has to be said that it would appear that Labour, too, played the communalist card in this sorry by election. But make no mistake: Galloway’s victory is a serious setback for class politics and a major victory for communalism, identity-politics and “personality”-based populism.

This blog has, for some time, been deliberately ignoring the foul creature that is Galloway. It looks like we’ll have to start writing about him again.

More on this result shortly…

39 Comments

  1. Rosie said,

    It’s utterly sickening. Over at Socialist Eunuchry they are crowing that GG has managed to turn Bradford into a place where people vote on confessional lines – like Belfast, say. It’s disgusting, and dangerous – the kind of thing that will give the EDL a good boost.

  2. Faster Pussycat Miaow Miaow Miaow! said,

    That tedious circumulatory language he uses – fuck me. Exactly which dialect of Scots is that? West Dundonian?

    And ‘sectarian’? Pot, kettle, carbon. Not often do I agree with cyclophobia woman, but confessional/communalist politics is something to be embarrassed by, not embraced. Self-imposed apartheid.

    Quite honestly, the sooner the Vogons demolish Earth to make way for a hyperspace bypass, the better.

    • Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

      Yes, the cadence of gallowy is creepily like that of another demagogue.
      he is very nzi and chicken farming-like. wott a cuernt.

  3. s4r4hbrown said,

    And ‘Bradford Spring’ ….

  4. skidmarx said,

    I commented a couple of days ago on another site:

    “What seems most interesting about this campaign is that it seems very much directed against communal politics, a charge often levelled at Galloway’s campaigns in London.”

  5. Juan P. Lewis said,

    “I, George Galloway, have fought for the Muslims at home and abroad”

    Bosnian and Chechnian Muslims beg to differ….

  6. skidmarx said,

  7. Juan P. Lewis said,

    Well, skidmarx, he used Ganic’s arrest to have a go at Israeli politicians, which shows where his priorities are. Ganic was released and no harm was visited upon him. When Bosnians and Kosovars were being massacred by the Serbs, he didn’t defend them.

  8. T. Marshal-Nichols said,

    I have not always been a fan of G but I have to say well done George Galloway.

    Look at the bigger picture rather then one of small sectarian group’s narrow concerns. It’s almost as if you want the left to fail as that would, somehow, overshadow your ideological purity.

    This really is bad news for the mainstream parties. It could mean, whatever his weaknesses, Livingstone might win. It could mean more left wing candidates might win in the future. (And the AWL would be relatively even smaller then it is now.)

    Or it could be a one off, but then at least we gave it a try.

    This is good news.

  9. John Angliss said,

    This from Jim “Bourneville Temperance Activist” Denham? Astonishing ;)

  10. Juan P. Lewis said,

    T. Marshal Nichols

    “It could mean more left wing candidates might win in the future.”

    Galloway didn’t win on a left wing platform. He presented himself as a tee-totaller, appealing to the most conservative elements of his constituency. He is riding on the identity card.

    What’s his record as MP? Last time he was elected, he couldn’t be bothered to show up. Bradford is one of the poorest areas of Britain. An absent MP is the last thing they need. I reckon he’ll be seen more often in Damascus than in Westminster.

    Galloway is bad news for the left. He’ll be given a platform that will be used to smear the whole left with his antics.

    • Only One Team In Leipzig said,

      Agree entirely. It’s a false dawn for the left who will simply not be able to replicate the conditions that allowed this to happen. Electorates are seldom as divided as Bradford West, and seldom have as devout minority groups who can be appealed to on such absurdly sectarian grounds. There is also no one else on the left who even approaches Galloway’s celebrity status. I mean, could anyone conceive of this happening if Lindsey German was running, for example?

  11. johng said,

    One of the things I’m really happy about is that the idea of a left of labour challenge, whether electorally or more widely, has really been put back on the map. Some were beginning to talk of drifting back to Labour but this result opens up a different kind of political space for everyone. And what a way to go back on the map. Creating a political storm for New Labour. I don’t think its hyperbolic to suggest that this is one of the most dramatic by-election results ever. Secondly there is going to a real attempt to mount a racist backlash: George has already responded very well to this. Whatever differences some of us have with George, its vital that the left unites against this (its also wonderful to have a left of labour MP in Bradford in terms of the future of anti-fascist work nationally). Finally I think many of us need to have a think about where we are and where we’re going to. The future is opening up of the left. Its time to move forward. It obviously isn’t opening up for those who like to whip up communal hatred or for those who back patron client politics of the old labour type. In the mean time I suggest all you sectarian galloway haters dissolve the population and elect a new one.

    • sackcloth and ashes said,

      When the swankers start getting their hopes up over Galloway (who – let’s not forget – expelled them from RESPECT five years ago), you know how desperate they are. And when they start claiming that Gorgeous’ blatant appeal to communalist sentiment is somehow ‘left-wing’, you know it just demonstrates how opportunistic these laughably misnamed ‘socialists’ are.

      • skidmarx said,

        When Cacksloth morphs into a concern troll you can tell he’s a desperate little genocide denying shit.

    • modernity's ghost said,

      JohnG,

      Will Socialist Worker be running a series of articles congratulating Galloway, his politics and offers him the SWP’s support in his future endeavours ?

      If not, why not?

    • Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

      noboody reads your bullshit essays john geee cuernt. you are a knacker and fuckwit

      • Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

        i second that

  12. sarah smith said,

    Guys, the way I see it is that labour have been here since 1974 and since then the city has gone to the dogs. We have a crumbling city centre with a massive hole instead of thriving businesses, no jobs and hardly any investment. What future did our children have anyway?

    If George is as bad as people say, then I guess this shocking victory should be a wake up call for labour to realise where their priorities are. Instead of pumping £24m on a stupid city park, they should have invested it on building new shops, businesses, police, fire, hospitals etc.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bradford-west-yorkshire-17499060

    Sorry, i was a very strong supporter of labour, but now it’s Galloway all the Way!

  13. Mick Woods said,

    I thought George would get a good vote but the 56% he got has shocked me and a few bookies I should think. If you read the appeal to Muslim and Pakistani voters George is actually responding to a Labour attempt to make people vote on communal/religious lines and returning their arrow rather nicely. Now if he just stays away from CBB.

  14. Hellybob said,

    I don’t particularly support the left but welcome representation from someone as politically astute and vocal as George because at least we can rely on Bradford and Bradford’s issues being raised in profile. A resouding voice supporting the city is better than silent apethy any day. I hope he fights for our combined cultures in the city.

    • sackcloth and ashes said,

      As the absentee MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, Galloway was more effective at promoting himself than representing his constituents. Bradford West deserves more support and an MP who will fight for its citizens, but on past form I doubt very much that it has now acquired one.

  15. Andrew Coates said,

    Galloway is beneath contempt.

    A man who never saw a dictator and didn’t take a shine to him.

    He is a charlatan and remains one.

    Shame on the people who voted for him!

  16. DW said,

  17. Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

    PS.to talk of Galloway’s communalist politics spectacually misses the point. why the fuck is anybody shocked that he appealed to racist, ethnic and communal captivations? That’s what he fuckking does! He is an opportunist shyster. What needs explaining is why he was sucessfull, not his methods. The fact that he suceeded is the problem.

    I know fuck all about Bradford other than from the time i campaigned for the late and great Pat Wall in the area (who will now be spinning in his grave). Back then Pat Wall’s victory was based on a solid class, proletarian standpoint – not some religio-racial-identity-antisemitic shite.

    this is 2012 now people. Time is moving backwords.

  18. Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

    whenever Galloway strokes and puffs on his cigar, he sends out a coded message to all male voters that he’ll suck their cocks if they support him.

  19. George Galloway « Representing the Mambo said,

    [...] played ‘the Muslim card’ extremely cynically though, and his personal campaign against the Labour candidate was gutter politics of the worst [...]

  20. Jimmy said,

    Gorgeous played to win and did. He got people off their arses and out to vote. It looks like Tories also voted for him I suspect the losers will be envious. His attendance in the Commons will now be watched very closely. Will he be a good local representative or fuck off on crusade to support Islamic fascists in Gaza the West Bank etc.

  21. Jimmy said,

    Jim Denham. That Islamic paper link says it all. Zionist scourge indeed. No mention of decapitation, the burka, suicide bombers etc. I like a drink so maybe they are having a go at me! Very onerous mob I think.

  22. Party Like It’s 2005 « Max Dunbar said,

    [...] the austerity age. His team were the predictable entourage of Islamists and far left thugs, and their literature speaks for itself. Galloway could be the first Western politician since the Volstead Act to campaign on his [...]

  23. Boleyn Ali said,

    George seems to think he won Blackburn on twitter

  24. Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

  25. sackcloth and ashes said,

    ‘he’s a desperate little genocide denying shit’.

    Sounds like the perfect description for yourself, shitstain:

    http://shirazsocialist.wordpress.com/2010/07/13/nocide-denial-here-we-go-again/

    ‘Christian Davenport deosn’t (sic) appear to deny there was a genocide:
    The genocide caused, by their (sic) estimate, 100,000 of a total of 1 million deaths
    But then that wouldn’t fit your agenda of claiming that anti-imperialists are all David Irving clones …

    I used to buy into the RPF view of the events in Rwanda. Even after reading a couple of well-written articles at the Tomb last year I still tended to think that the genocide should give Kagame and co. a lot of leeway. But the weakness of the argument put forward here and its support makes me think that the other view was right all along’.

    That all comes from you, you Irvingite piece of filth.

  26. skidmarx said,

    Desperate little genocide denying shit

    • sackcloth and ashes said,

      That you are, shitstain. You’re the one who thinks that the Hutu power regime ‘only killed 100,000 people’, and your comments above place you on record.

      Brownshirt scum.

  27. Faster Pussycat Miaow! Miaow! Miaow! said,

    Morality Bore and Sucksoff-Cops&Fascists – winding them up until they grind their teeth into powder is a both a duty and a pleasure.

    “Will you condemn…”

    • sackcloth and ashes said,

      ‘Sucksoff-Cops&Fascists’ – that’s an original one, I’ll give you that. How many cans of Stella did you need to think it up?

  28. Zimmerfag said,

    Shiraz Socialist = Kike

    Zog bastard.

  29. Faster Pussycat Miaow Miaow Miaow! said,

    @Zimmerfag aka resistorrrr

    resistorrrr – you say the nicest things

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