Tuesday, 4 June 2019

George Galloway's "Anti-Semitism" Tweet and links to Brexit Party should be raised.

As the row over Anti-Semitism  in the Labour Party goes on, it is interesting that the Media seem reluctant to link the news that George Galloway sacked by Talk Radio  over allegedly a anti-Semitic tweet and his links with Nigel Farage's Brexit Party.

Mr Galloway had  said he was the “best placed candidate” to replace the disgraced Fiona Onasanya, who became the first MP to be booted out by her constituents  following her prison sentence for lying about a speeding ticket.

Making his pitch to be the Brexit Party candidate, he tweeted: “If elected, my first priority will be to help secure the full implementation of the Brexit decision made overwhelmingly by the people there in 2016.”

However Mr Galloway's latest headlines may even see him shunned by his new pals in the Brexit Pary.

The former MP posted on the social media site after the Champions League final between Liverpool and Tottenham on Saturday night.
He praised Liverpool's win, before adding: "No #Israël flags on the Cup!" - appearing to reference Tottenham's strong links with the Jewish community.
On Monday, the radio station said it had terminated his weekly show.
Mr Galloway hit back at his former employer, tweeting: "See you in Court guys."The original tweet from Mr Galloway on Saturday night saw the former Labour and Respect MP face a backlash on Twitter.

Twitter post by @georgegalloway: Congratulations to the great people of #Liverpool to the memory of the socialist miner #BillShankley to the fallen #96 to those who fought for justice for them and to the Liverpool dockers. No #Israël flags on the Cup!
Image Copyright @georgegalloway

He defended the comment, claiming a number of
Tottenham fans were flying the flag of Israel in the crowd and it showed an affiliation to a "racist state".Presentational white space
But he was accused of being racist himself, including by Tottenham itself.
In a statement, the club said: "It's astounding in this day and age to read such blatant anti-Semitism published on a social platform by someone who is still afforded air time on a radio station on which he has previously broken broadcast impartiality rules."
On Monday morning, talkRADIO said it had cancelled Mr Galloway's show, adding: "As a fair and balanced news provider, talkRADIO does not tolerate anti-Semitic views."
There  is much debate within  the Labour Party over Anti-Semitism , Some of it exaggerated for political purposes and a difficulty in separating criticism  of the State of Israel over its appalling treatment of the Palestinians  and actual anti-semitism.

Mr Galoway however appears to have clearly crossed the line.

Maybe because The Brexit Party does not have a membership in the way all other parties have  and is more of a limited company, Nigel Farage will claim that this means that Mr Galloway is not a member and therefore  not be expelled.

But clearly the links between Galloway and Farage needs to be explored.

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