70 Facts About George Galloway

1. George Galloway rejected the claim of Rima Husseini, in April 2012, who said the couple were still married under Islamic law.

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2. George Galloway married Rima Husseini, his former researcher, in a Muslim ceremony in 2005.

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3. George Galloway said the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi "has blood on his hands".

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4. George Galloway has criticised Britain's close ties with Saudi Arabia and British involvement in the Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen.

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5. In 2013, George Galloway began a series of public meetings in Scotland using the slogan of "Just Say Naw.

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6. George Galloway has long supported devolution for Scotland, but opposes Scottish independence.

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7. George Galloway told Prospect magazine in February 2016: "I support the decision of the Russian government to come to the aid of the government in Syria because whatever faults it [the Syrian government] may have, whatever crimes it has committed, they are considerably fewer than the crimes committed by IS or would be committed by IS were they to come to power".

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8. In the debate George Galloway had stated "It is not that the regime is not bad enough to do it; everybody knows that it is bad enough to do it.

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9. In January 2013, George Galloway criticised David Cameron's government for arming Syrian rebels linked to Salafi jihadism.

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10. George Galloway said in a July 2011 interview on Hezbollah's Al-Manar station: "Bashar Assad wants reform and change, to realize the aspirations of his people".

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11. In 2018 George Galloway brought an action that Ali-Khan had breached this undertaking 26 times, which Ali-Khan admitted, and in April 2018 the High Court imprisoned Ali-Khan for 12 weeks for contempt of court, describing her action as "deliberate, flagrant, persistent and inexcusable".

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12. In July 2016, George Galloway endorsed Corbyn's campaign in Labour Party leadership election.

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13. In July 2015, George Galloway endorsed Jeremy Corbyn's campaign in the Labour Party leadership election.

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14. In the final result, George Galloway came seventh with 37,007 first preference votes.

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15. At one point during the campaign, George Galloway tweeted a picture of Israelis waving Israeli flags with the caption "Thank you for electing Naz Shah".

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16. On 5 February 2015, George Galloway appeared on an edition of the BBC's Question Time discussion programme which was recorded in Finchley, London, part of a constituency with the largest Jewish community in the UK.

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17. In October 2014, it emerged that George Galloway would not be prosecuted for his comments on the grounds of "insufficient evidence", although West Yorkshire Police had "recorded this matter as a hate incident.

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18. On 20 February 2013, George Galloway walked out of a publicised debate when he found out that his opponent had Israeli citizenship.

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19. George Galloway was criticised for comments he made in August 2012 on the legal case involving Wikileaks' Julian Assange in a podcast released on YouTube.

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20. George Galloway told Ahmadinejad: "I have police protection in London from the Iranian opposition because of my support for your election campaign" in 2009.

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21. George Galloway said of Ashtiani's sentence during the interview: "Every so often an issue comes along which is seized upon by the enemies of Iran and it becomes a heavy problem and magnified.

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22. George Galloway stated on The Wright Stuff that the case of gay rights in Iran was being used by supporters of a war with Iran.

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23. George Galloway asserted on The Wright Stuff chat show that the executed boyfriend of gay Iranian asylum seeker Mehdi Kazemi was executed for "sex crimes" rather than for being gay.

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24. George Galloway has worked for the Iranian state-run satellite television channel, Press TV since 2008.

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25. On 10 March 2009, George Galloway announced at a press conference in Gaza City attended by several senior Hamas officials: "We are giving you now 100 vehicles and all of their contents, and we make no apology for what I am about to say.

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26. In 2009, George Galloway received a Palestinian passport from Hamas leader Ismail Haniya.

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27. George Galloway wrote in a column for The Independent newspaper in November 2012 writing that his "antics on Big Brother" had "raised tens of thousands of pounds for the" Interpal charity and paid for an "extra caseworker in my constituency".

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28. George Galloway faced a claim at the time from Hilary Armstrong, Labour's Chief Whip, that he should "respect his constituents, not his ego".

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29. In January 2006, George Galloway appeared on the fourth series of the reality TV programme for nearly three weeks.

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30. George Galloway said at a hustings event that the Labour Government had been pursuing a "war on Muslims" while King said her stance against Saddam Hussein had been "principled".

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31. George Galloway was asked at a hustings early in the campaign why he was standing against one of only two Black female MPs to which he replied that King had "voted to kill a lot of women in the last few years.

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32. George Galloway wrote in an article for The Guardian at the end of October 2003 that he would soon be part of a coalition consisting of the "red, green, anti-war, Muslim and other social constituencies radicalised by the war.

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33. George Galloway chose not to challenge him, announcing this decision at the end of May 2004 in his Mail on Sunday column.

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34. George Galloway announced in December 2003 that he would not force a by-election and did not intend to contest the next general election in Glasgow.

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35. George Galloway said the claim Aziz had told investigators he had benefited financially, via Zureikat, from the Oil for Food programme had been rejected by Aziz, via his French lawyers.

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36. George Galloway reiterated his denial of the charges and challenged the US Senate committee to charge him with perjury.

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37. George Galloway pointed out an error in the report, where documents by The Daily Telegraph were said to have covered an earlier period from those held by the Senate.

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38. George Galloway countered the charges by accusing Coleman and other pro-war politicians of covering up the "theft of billions of dollars of Iraq's wealth.

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39. George Galloway acknowledged that money had been paid into the Mariam Appeal by Iraqi businessmen who had profited from the UN-run programme, but denied benefiting personally, and maintained that, in any case, there was nothing illicit about this:.

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40. George Galloway was challenged by the BBC but denied making the "martyrs" comment.

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41. George Galloway defended Iraqi insurgents targeting Western forces as "martyrs" during August 2005 in appearances on Middle Eastern television channels, Iraqis who were with the allies security forces he called "collaborators" and said it was "normal" for them to be the targets of suicide bombers.

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42. George Galloway said after the NCC had decided on his expulsion: "This was a politically motivated kangaroo court whose verdict had been written in advance in the best tradition of political show trials.

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43. George Galloway became the Vice-President of the Stop the War Coalition in 2001.

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44. George Galloway is heard saying he will be with Uday "until the end".

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45. George Galloway pointed out that he was a prominent critic of Saddam Hussein's government in the 1980s, as well as of the role of Margaret Thatcher's government in supporting arms sales to Iraq during the Iran–Iraq war.

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46. In August 2002, George Galloway returned to Iraq and met Saddam Hussein for a second and final time.

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47. In 1999, George Galloway was criticised for spending Christmas in Iraq with Tariq Aziz, who was Iraq's Deputy Prime Minister at the time.

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48. In 1998, George Galloway founded the Mariam Appeal which was intended, according to its website's welcome page in 1999, "to campaign against sanctions on Iraq which are having disastrous effects on the ordinary people of Iraq".

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49. George Galloway said, when he spoke before the US Senate on 17 May 2005, that he had "met Saddam Hussein exactly the same number of times as Donald Rumsfeld met him.

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50. In January 1994, George Galloway faced some of his strongest criticism on his return from a Middle Eastern visit during which he had met Saddam Hussein.

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51. In his book I'm Not the Only One, George Galloway expresses the opinion that Kuwait is "clearly a part of the greater Iraqi whole, stolen from the motherland by perfidious Albion", although Christopher Hitchens pointed out that the state existed long before Iraq had a name.

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52. George Galloway opposed the 1991 Gulf War and was critical of the effect that the subsequent sanctions had on the people of Iraq.

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53. George Galloway was one of several politicians arrested in February 2001 during a protest at the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland, and in July 2002 he was convicted of a breach of the peace and fined £180.

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54. George Galloway was elected with majorities of 16,643 and 12,014 votes respectively.

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55. In 1994, after Smith died, George Galloway declined to cast a vote in the leadership election.

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56. In his acceptance speech, George Galloway assured his party there would be a "summer of peace and reconciliation", but this did not happen.

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57. George Galloway gained re-selection when challenged by Trish Godman in June 1989, but failed to get a majority of the electoral college on the first ballot.

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58. George Galloway told Robert Chalmers of The Independent on Sunday in June 2012: "I am not a pacifist.

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59. In a 2002 Guardian interview, George Galloway said he had supported the Soviet Union and asserted that its end was "the biggest catastrophe of my life".

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60. At the 1987 general election, George Galloway was elected as the MP for Glasgow Hillhead gaining the seat for Labour from the SDP defeating Roy Jenkins with a majority of 3,251 votes.

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61. In 1983, George Galloway attempted to stand for the safe Labour seat of Rhondda after the Welsh Transport and General Workers' Union and the National Union of Miners had both nominated him to succeed Alec Jones, who had died.

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62. George Galloway became Vice-Chairman of the Labour Party in the City of Dundee and a member of the Scottish Executive Committee in 1975.

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63. George Galloway wrote in the same year that he still admires Guevara.

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64. George Galloway joined the Labour Party Young Socialists aged just 13 and was still a teenager when he became secretary of the Dundee Labour Party.

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65. George Galloway took his mother's side in arguments, and has been a long-time supporter of Sinn Fein and Irish reunification.

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66. George Galloway was born in Dundee; the eldest of three children, he has a younger brother, Graham and sister, Colette.

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67. George Galloway supports the Palestinian side in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, opposes Zionism, and was involved in the Viva Palestina aid convoys.

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68. George Galloway testified to the United States Senate in 2005 over alleged illicit payments from the United Nations' Oil for Food Program.

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69. In 2003, George Galloway was expelled from the Labour Party, having been found guilty by the party's national constitutional committee of four of the five charges of bringing the party into disrepute, including having called on Arabs to fight British troops.

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70. George Galloway is a British politician, broadcaster and writer.

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