George Galloway’s Plan to Destroy the Labour Party | Downstream

George Galloway has been elected as a member of parliament for four separate constituencies – with only Winston Churchill beating him. Perhaps more remarkably still, he won on three of those occasions while not being a member of a major political party. Most recently he became the MP for Rochdale, in the north of England. That success was, in no small part, because of Galloway’s position on Gaza – and his outspoken criticism of Israel.

But is his latest success merely the swan song in a rollercoaster political career? Or is it the beginning of something much bigger? Could George Galloway’s Workers Party of Great Britain become a genuine threat to the Labour Party – particularly on issues of foreign policy – over the years to come?

Aaron Bastani speaks to one of the most controversial figures in British politics about the failed ‘war on terror’, the wars that Tony Blair wanted to fight but never could, and Galloway’s increasingly public religious convictions.

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