George Galloway condemns 'treason' against Jeremy Corbyn and singles out gay Labour MPs over Saudi vote

Friday, October 28, 2016

George Galloway has condemned the "treason" of those who refused to back Jeremy Corbyn in his stand against Saudi Arabia this week, reserving particular scorn for the gay Labour MPs who refused to condemn the Riyadh regime.

Around 100 MPs were missing or deliberately abstained from a vote to withdraw support for the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, a motion backed by Corbyn and shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry.

Galloway said the mass abstention as "treachery, treason in the House of Commons" adding that the failure to condemn the "head-chopping, crucifying, misogynistic, homophobic, almost satanically illiberal dictatorship of Saudi Arabia" was deplorable.

George said that gay Labour MPs who failed to support the motion, such as Ben Bradshaw, had implicitly backed a regime where "men like them are beheaded."

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