ON 2 May, two days before the local elections, Metro’s regular “60 Second Interview” was with George Galloway. In answer to the question “How can Metro reader make the world a better place?”, the Gorgeous One replied:
“The most immediate thing is to vote for anybody but Tony Blair on May 4th. If Blair can claim a victory, you’ll have him for the next three and a half years and we will get everything we fear and more. If, however, May 4th is a disaster for New Labour, they will have him out by the end of summer and that’s a prize worth fighting for”.
Do we really need to explain the awfulness of this statement? Since Tony Blair was not actually standing in the local elections, Galloway can only have meant “Vote for anyone but Labour”. Lib Dems? Tories? UKIP? BNP? I hope Galloway is celebrating the Tories’ victory at the polls and the fascists’ gains in Barking and Dagenham and elsewhere, both undoubtedly a “disaster for New Labour” — but also, incidentally, for the working class.