“Jamie Oliver did not close his latest five restaurants because of Brexit,” George Galloway told listeners on Friday night.
Six of the celebrity chef’s 42 UK Jamie's Italian restaurants are set to close, with Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group chief executive Simon Blagden blaming a “tough market” and “the pressures and unknowns” post Brexit.
In his opening remarks, the talkRADIO host said he respects and likes Oliver and used to eat in one of his restaurants in Notting Hill gate, which closed long before the EU referendum.
“This is part and parcel of an hysteric talking down of Britain and the British economy in the wake of the Brexit vote, one which was completely unmasked by the humiliating admission by the Bank of England this very week, that their Brexit predictions of economic apocalypse were completely false, they were Mystic Meg moonshine.”
Mr Galloway also comments on Donald Trump two weeks before he officially becomes President of the United States, as well as the reports of Russian hacking.
“It is time to stop trying to exercise a coup d’état against Trump’s presidency before he even reaches the oval office,” he said.
He said it’s a new cold war hysteria.
“Wouldn’t you know it, it’s the people who used to be against the cold war McCarthyite hysteria who are now wholly behind it. And the people that used to be for (it) are completely against it.”
Listen to his full opening monologue above...