The article “Galloway’s Gall,” written by R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., includes the line (about George Galloway) that “He is so left-wing that he was given the heave-ho by his own Labour Party.” This echoes articles in the New York Times and other American media that say directly or indirectly that he was expelled from the UK Labour party for his politics, or for his anti-war views.
I live in the UK and remember the news from the time of his expulsion, and remember it quite differently. There were four reasons why he has expelled from the party:
-He incited British soldiers to disobey orders.
-He incited foreign people to attack British soldiers.
-He supported a candidate for office who was running against a Labour candidate.
-He threatened to run against Labour (if not selected by the party to run for a new constituency after redistricting).
All of these were quite well documented with videotapes of his appearances and speeches.p>The Labour party for some reason felt that these behaviours were detrimental to the party. Although his political leanings influenced his acts, I think it would be much fairer to say that he was expelled for what he did than for what he thought. br> —
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?