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Galloway swears in

16 April 2012

5:38 PM

16 April 2012

5:38 PM

Here, via the New Statesman’s George Eaton, is footage of George Galloway being sworn into Parliament today:

And while we’re on the subject of Galloway and swearing, here’s one for CoffeeHousers to ponder. In his interview with the Big Issue today, the country’s latest MP says:

‘Because I don’t drink, I don’t swear, I’m not crude, sometimes male company turns me off. And from an early age I was the person who drove everybody home and I always saved the
prettiest girl to drop off last.’

Others have already touched on the not drinking thing. But not swearing? What about this report, from 2006, by the Spectator’s own Hugo Rifkind:

‘Uproar in gowns, after a visit to the Oxford Union from George Galloway. Students claim that, angry at being booed for his championing of Cuba’s “different type of
democracy”, Galloway accused his critics of being “hunting, shooting, fishing types”. Later, three (former state-school) students cornered him, angry at being tarred with a posh
brush. “You are confusing me for somebody who gives a f*** what you think,” the Respect MP explained, as a furious squabble erupted. Respect, indeed.’

I guess he must have stopped swearing after that.

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