October 3, 2005 was a day I eagerly awaited. Not only was it my brother’s 8th birthday, but the infamous MP George Galloway would be addressing a meeting inside Fulton House that day. The meeting would give me the opportunity to confront and expose “Gallas” with his dubious past, political record and some home truths. The meeting would also give the chance to put the man in his place, giving him a lethal dose of his own poison in public and shatter the myth of what Gallas himself would call “indefatigability” surrounding him.
Before this year’s General Election, I had witnessed Gallas bully the presenters of ITN’s lunchtime news after they asked him difficult questions and blatantly disregard a question asked by a phone-in viewer from his own homeland because his coalition were not fielding candidates in Scotland (even though it was a nationwide election to elect a new British parliament and government). I was angry that Gallas won his libel case against the Telegraph, giving that loathsome man a political second wind. I wanted to prove that despite his tour-de-force in front of the Senate Committee, Gallas was still an unethical hypocritical fraud.
I went to that meeting to make him accountable for his sins to his face in a lion’s den of RESPECT supporters and activists. I reminded all in attendance of his duplicity over Iraq throughout the years, how he shamelessly supported a military coup at the expense of one of his own financial donors and how he is no better than Bin Laden in exploiting the fears of the Muslim community for his own ends. Confronted with his actions, Gallas was for once silenced, much to the approval of the audience majority. The conqueror of Congress finally humbled himself.