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Galloway's Glower: George's Death Stare At PM
He is renowned for refusing to fade into the background and George Galloway certainly lived up to his reputation at Prime Minister's Questions - giving the PM a killer stare.
The newly re-elected MP, who pulled off a shock victory in the Bradford West by-election, found himself mentioned by David Cameron as he clashes with Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Mr Cameron sought to use Mr Galloway's win last month, which was a major blow to the Labour Party, as a way to deflect from a barrage of questions about controversial Budget measures.
The Prime Minister said: "You talk about my last month, I accept, a tough month. Let's have a look at your last month: you lost the Bradford by-election... I have to say you have given one person a job opportunity - George Galloway."
Cue the vicious stare from Mr Galloway up on the backbenches, who glowered fiercely, holding the scowl in a moment that succeeded in grabbing him headlines.
And there was still a bit more time in the spotlight for the former Labour-turned-Respect MP.
Called to ask the final question of the half-hour session, the politician took the chance to bring up the Afghan conflict and withdrawal of British troops.
He criticised the "iron-clad consensus" on the frontbenches to describe the operation as a "mission", insisting most people viewed it as a "war".
Mr Galloway called the fighting a "bloody maw" and asked Mr Cameron to reconsider Britain's position of withdrawing troops by the end of 2014, following Australia's accelerated timetable.
But the Prime Minister said: "I profoundly disagree with you.
"Our troops are in Afghanistan not fighting a war against Islam but at the invitation of an Islamic government and under a United Nations resolution to try and help that country have a peaceful, prosperous and stable future.
"You know the dangers in the past of walking away from Afghanistan and leaving that country to become the terrorist-supporting haven it did under the Taliban.
"We mustn't make that mistake again and I would urge you not play to the gallery on this issue but to speak up for the work our forces are doing to make Afghanistan a safer country."
Outside the chamber, Mr Galloway was also making his presence felt.
Angry at the fact he has not yet been provided with an office, he has set up camp in the atrium at Portcullis House.
Beaming from a table on the concourse, he was sitting with his new wife and Respect Party workers with a sign declaring "George Galloway MP Office" on the table.
Previously a Labour MP and then MP for Bethnal Green and Bow, this is Mr Galloway's third time elected to Parliament.
The controversial politician, who is also famous for pretending to be a cat on Celebrity Big Brother, fell out with Labour over the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
what do you think?
a man of low cunning and deciet a man of low morals not to be trusted with any office he will use any excuse to win any attension he must be avoided at all cost a red ken mate both tarred with the same brush
im so glad you have the measure of cameron
Same as all politicians, Michael, same as all politicians...
I don't think 'Red Ken' is a mate of Camoron's but other than that you have made the perfect description of our plastic prime minister.
Calamity Cameron Labour will win back Bradford, your credability is shot you will never get that back roll on May 2015.
It's impossible to take the man seriously.
i feel the same about him,bloody cameron eh.
Says the man with a name like a Star Wars character!
cameron the war monger v george galloway a man portraid by all as a fool and an oppertunist, the reality is george is right, but all the sheep will flock to the media rhetoric penned by the politicians who represent the wealthy. VIVA LA GEORGEALUTION.
God Help Us if that happens. Hello Sharia Law
well done george...he certainly shut the house up with his speech i might not agree with him but he can certainly deliver his message and his point. right or wrong.
GO GEORGE! You are a legend!
And a convert
Joan Convert ? Care to explain?
Joan is possibly referring to George's support of ordinary muslim people which, of course, she doesn't like because she thinks everyone with a different coloured skin should be deported.
`Respect` is not a word that can seriously be associated with George Galloway, he is more interested in his own self glorification than any political business. The ego has landed.
He is a muslim
He should stick to making cough mixture !!!
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I like George Galloway, despite some of his questionable decisions such as appearing on Big Brother. I enjoyed his thumping victory not over Labour but ALL the political parties in Bradford. They must really hate him as do the press as they never hesitate in targetting him in whatever he does. how many times are they going to re-run the BB clips, the alleged 'praising of Saddam Hussein' etc. He's basically old Labour which isn't an altogether bad thing. He's close to socialism but not quite a genuine socialist. A real socialist would only accept a workers' wage and donate the rest of his MP's lucrative wage back into the labour movement. Nevertheless, I look forward to him rattling the establishment's cages in the future. I bet the secret services are already on his case waiting for him to put a foot wrong then all the black ops will kick in.
The media - especially the Murdoch media - show unrestrained bias against Galloway. The media will either present him as a buffoon, a traitor or a charlatan. In fact he is an elected MP. For those who claim he is an opportunist consider that Churchill also won in three different constituencies and could be accused of exactly the same 'tactics' as Galloway in order to secure the vote. Mr Galloway has stood firmly against the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Certainly in the former case this was a majority opinion in the UK. In the latter case his opinion is proving to be prescient.