Labour rebels are a disgrace and will suffer a 'landslide defeat' to Corbyn, says George Galloway

Labour rebels are a disgrace and will suffer a 'landslide defeat' to Corbyn, says George Galloway

talkRADIO presenter George Galloway defends Jeremy Corbyn

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

George Galloway opened his talkRADIO show last night (Tuesday) with a passionate monologue in defence of Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party.

The presenter spoke dismissively about the idea of another candidate taking Corbyn's place.

"Neither [Angela Eagle], nor Tom Watson, or even the two of them standing on each other's shoulders can measure up to Jeremy Corbyn," he insisted.

"Jack Straw was described [during a television interview] as a senior party figure. Why wasn't he described as a man who next week will be utterly devastated by the multi-million pound [expense] and many years of the Chilcot Inquiry? What kind of a coup is it that puts up Alistair Campbell and Jack Straw to speak for it, the people who are guilty as sin for all the crimes of the Iraq war and all the devastation that followed it?

"So I am in no doubt now whatsoever that Angela Eagle is going down to a very heavy landslide defeat at the hands of Jeremy Corbyn."

He believes MPs trying to force Corbyn out of the Labour leadership are part of a bigger story.

"172 self-inflated people today decided that they could overthrow a guy who, just nine months ago, got a quarter of a million votes from Labour's members – and by the way, there's been a doubling of the size of the Labour party since then.

"I promise you, they didn't all join so they could get rid of Jeremy Corbyn, certainly not for Angela Eagle," he said.

"It's about setting up fires everywhere, so they could throw up enough smoke to obscure your vision, the ugly sight that you're going to see in the Chilcot Inquiry report.

"It would be laughable if it did not represent an absolute betrayal of the working people of Britain, the Labour movement in Britain, the hundreds of thousands of Labour members in Britain. So what's going to happen next, when Jeremy Corbyn secures a landslide victory in this coming leadership election? How are these people going to look him in the face? Are they going to ask for their jobs back? Or are they going to sit on the back benches and rot for the rest of their time in parliament?"

He went on to say, "Let's have a reconfiguration of British politics, let's have everyone put their cards on the table.

"Those Remainiacs in the parliamentary Labour party, who want to blame Jeremy Corbyn because the EU that they so love is so hated in the country, let them go and sit on the other side of the table with the other Remaiacs in the Liberal Democrats and the Conservative party."

Listen to the full monologue to hear his views.