'You did it as a provocation to me' - It's George Galloway v Julia Hartley-Brewer

'You did it as a provocation to me' - It's George Galloway v Julia Hartley-Brewer

George Galloway v Julia Hartley-Brewer

Monday, April 25, 2016

George Galloway, London Mayoral candidate for the Respect party, faced off against Julia Hartley-Brewer on Monday morning over a twitter spat.

On Sunday evening, our mid-morning presenter retweeted a tweet from an account she believed to be George Galloway's, which she later discovered to be fake. She apologised and removed the tweet, but the incident led to a row between the pair on the social media platform.

In an interview on her show about his candidacy for London Mayor, it didn't take long for the argument to spill out onto the airwaves.

"You'd think a journalist might have spotted this was a malicious fake account," Galloway insisted. "You did this as a provocation to me, to get the people on your side during this interview.

"You didn't apologise to me and you ought to have."

The debate went back and forth, with Galloway disputing Julia's account of the argument, labeling her actions as 'unthinking and careless' with a potentially dangerous impact.

"Careless talk costs lives," he added. "I have been attacked phyisically multiple times. I could show you my scars, but I won't.

"The people who carry out these attacks are whipped up by the kind of fake propaganda you retweeted."

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