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George Galloway expelled from Labour Party

 
 
Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2003 03:35 pm
Anti war Labour MP has been expelled from the British Labour Party. He called on troops to disobey "illegal" orders, and described Bush and Blair as wolves.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2003 03:38 pm
Well, Labour Party rules specify that no member can be disciplined for the "mere holding or expression of opinions", so ...
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2003 03:38 pm
http://politics.guardian.co.uk/labour/story/0,9061,1069446,00.html
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2003 03:41 pm
From (tomorrow's) Independent:
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The maverick MP George Galloway warned Tony Blair that he would "make sure he regretted" trying to silence him after he was expelled from the Labour Party yesterday.

Galloway to stand against Labour after expulsion in row over Iraq
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2003 03:42 pm
Encouraging troops to desert and inciting Arab forces to fight coalition troops is more than expressing an opinion!
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2003 03:45 pm
Quote:
'60 members could quit' over Galloway

Up to 60 Labour Party members in Glasgow Kelvin could quit over George Galloway's expulsion, the MP's local party chairman has said.

Mark Craig claimed Labour was set to be damaged by its treatment of Mr Galloway, who at the last general election had a majority of 7,260.

"Labour are likely to lose votes and members over this - within Scotland, within Glasgow, and especially in Kelvin," he said. "I would say perhaps 50 or 60 members in Glasgow Kelvin could well resign because of the way George has been treated."
ic Scotland - Scottish News
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2003 03:47 pm
Steve (as 41oo) wrote:
Encouraging troops to desert and inciting Arab forces to fight coalition troops is more than expressing an opinion!


That's correct.

And I'm not sure, if such wouldn't be prosecuted as a criminal offense here in Germany (leaving aside the immunity of MP's).
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kev
 
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Reply Thu 23 Oct, 2003 05:21 pm
Galloway went over the top when he said that our troops should not carry out their orders, and much more over the top when he urged arabs to fight allied troops.

However I can't help but feel that if he stands as an independant in the forthcoming election he could well win.

There are a lot of people who are thoroughly pissed off with our (unelected) "world president" B'liar
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Fri 24 Oct, 2003 11:37 am
But I don't think gorgeous george will displace b. liar as president anytime soon

and indeed (speaking as a true and faithful member of the Labour party)

of course I would not want to see it.

Kev, do you think Chairman blair or Chariman Risdale will go first?
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kev
 
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Reply Sat 25 Oct, 2003 02:02 pm
Steve, having given your question much thought I think chairman Ridsdale will go first.
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2003 05:15 pm
Hmmm think you're right Kev
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Mon 27 Oct, 2003 05:31 pm
Hey!, who moved this from history to international news?!
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2003 04:21 pm
Earlier Galloway thread
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 31 Oct, 2003 04:23 pm
Steve, a moderator methinks. Better like this, though, dont you think so?

(Though its probably true Galloway is history now <winks>)
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2003 05:24 am
nimh is correct, Steve, and I asked the moderators to do so.

Want it back, "Latest Modern British History" :wink:
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Steve 41oo
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2003 01:23 pm
Well I don't mind where this thread is...

and the amazing thing is Mr (gorgeous) George Galloway himself is speaking in Harlow on the Friday 7th November. So I will be able to put to him all the (none existant) erudite comments on this thread personnally, and so could you Walter, if you dealy your flight by a day! Question
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dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 1 Nov, 2003 01:47 pm
Curious times.

Labor here opposed the war - without UN sanction.
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 2 Nov, 2003 06:43 am
Well, Steve, might be very, very interesting, but ... Sad
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