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Gender issues, feminist values and the Bradford West by-election, 2012.

“He made us feel important” summed up the impact of George Galloway on the Muslim women of Bradford West, who in 2012 were galvanised to hit the streets, the school gates and people’s living rooms, to plead his case as their next MP, and achieve a wipe-out victory over all other candidates in a safe Labour Party seat. 3,189 more words

Statements And Articles

A Gorgeous Victory

It’s been nearly a fortnight since George Galloway won a historic victory in the Bradford West by-election.  The day after the election, many Labour Tweeters were exercised in their hatred of Gorgeous. 593 more words

Government & Politics

The Bradford West by-election

Is he a populist? An opportunist? Is he pretending to be a Muslim? No one seems to know quite what to make of George Galloway. For many, he’d been written off after his embarrassing appearance on Celebrity Big Brother, his defeat as the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow in the 2010 General Election and his unsuccessful attempt to be become an MSP last May, which is why his victory came as such a shock. 281 more words

Reflections on the Bradford By Election and Post-Ideological Politics

There is an intellectual vacuum at the heart of British politics. What do the main political parties stand for? The sound of silence is deafening. Certainly the mainstream parties have “Christmas tree” manifestos that decorated with the colourful baubles of their pet projects (“big society” etc). 367 more words

Weak Government


A parliamentiary bye-election took place the other day in the unremarkable Yorkshire constituency of Bradford West.The sitting labour MP had stood down on health grounds and a whole gaggle of expenses-claiming wannabes hurled themselves at the opportunity to put their own venal snout into the Public trough. 212 more words

UK Politics

Gorgeous George Galloway

It may be that the election of  “Gorgeous George Galloway” in the Bradford West by-election has proved a significant point; namely that the vast majority of voters in the UK are sick to the back teeth of the three main political parties. 593 more words


The Bradford Spring - Big Brother is watching you...

 The thoughts of ‘Gorgeous George’: 

‘…the disappearance of the Soviet Union is the biggest catastrophe of my life – if there was a Soviet Union today, we would not be… plunging into a new war in the Middle East, and the US would not be rampaging around the globe.’ 710 more words