Galloway expelled from Labour Party over Iraq
LONDON: A British politician who denounced US President George W Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair as “wolves” during the Iraq war was expelled from Blair’s ruling Labour Party on Thursday.
George Galloway, Member of Parliament for Glasgow Kelvin in Scotland, confirmed his expulsion as he emerged from a party hearing in London and angrily condemned the tribunal as a “kangaroo court”. He was one of Britain’s most outspoken and controversial critics of the war in Iraq. “It was a travesty of justice, a politically motivated kangaroo court whose verdict clearly had been written in advance in the best tradition of show trials,” he told reporters. Blair’s decision to go to war provoked widespread resistance in Britain and his popularity has since slumped. Galloway said: “Mr Blair’s response to the disaster of the war is to attack those who stood against the war and to root them out of British politics.” —Reuters