G.Galloway has been beaten

#1
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/12/ngalloway112.xml

Mr Galloway, who was travelling to give a talk at the Royal Concert Hall, said: "There was one guy I would describe as a ringleader who said, 'I don't like your radio talk, I don't like your newspaper talk, I have a religious duty to knock you down' ."

He added that he was taunted during the British Midland flight, and was kicked on both ankles and jostled in the baggage reclaim area. Police are examining videos.
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The politician said the incident happened at Glasgow Airport on Sunday, after he was threatened on a flight from London.
I wonder, is there even one policeman in Glasgow Airport? Normally airports are though guarded objects because of possible terrorist attacks. Now the police has video and as the attackers were also passengers then their names can be easily established.

You may agree or disagree with particular politician but any British legislator should be defended. The attackers knew pretty well that they beat an MP.

I imagine what would be an outcry in Western mass-media if something similar would happen in Russia.
 
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#2
KGB_resident said:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/12/ngalloway112.xml

Mr Galloway, who was travelling to give a talk at the Royal Concert Hall, said: "There was one guy I would describe as a ringleader who said, 'I don't like your radio talk, I don't like your newspaper talk, I have a religious duty to knock you down' ."

He added that he was taunted during the British Midland flight, and was kicked on both ankles and jostled in the baggage reclaim area. Police are examining videos.
...
The politician said the incident happened at Glasgow Airport on Sunday, after he was threatened on a flight from London.
I wonder, is there even one policeman in Glasgow Airport? Normally airports are though guarded objects because of possible terrorist attacks. Now the police has video and as the attackers were also passengers then their names can be easily established.

You may agree or disagree with particular politician but any British legislator should be defended. The attackers knew pretty well that they beat an MP.

I imagine what would be an outcry in Western mass-media if something similar would happen in Russia.
G.Galloway has been beaten? Not nearly often enough.
 
#3
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
 
#4
maxi_77 said:
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
Is it possible that the attackers were policemen themselves (are agents of secret services)?

It would be interesting to read official comment made by the police. The incident happened near the luggage carousel - the place of special attention because of possible theft.
 
#5
KGB_resident said:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/06/12/ngalloway112.xml

Mr Galloway, who was travelling to give a talk at the Royal Concert Hall, said: "There was one guy I would describe as a ringleader who said, 'I don't like your radio talk, I don't like your newspaper talk, I have a religious duty to knock you down' ."
He added that he was taunted during the British Midland flight, and was kicked on both ankles and jostled in the baggage reclaim area. Police are examining videos.
...
The politician said the incident happened at Glasgow Airport on Sunday, after he was threatened on a flight from London.
I wonder, is there even one policeman in Glasgow Airport? Normally airports are though guarded objects because of possible terrorist attacks. Now the police has video and as the attackers were also passengers then their names can be easily established.

You may agree or disagree with particular politician but any British legislator should be defended. The attackers knew pretty well that they beat an MP.

I imagine what would be an outcry in Western mass-media if something similar would happen in Russia.
Police are looking for a vicar wearing boxing gloves apparently!
 
#6
KGB_resident said:
maxi_77 said:
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
Is it possible that the attackers were policemen themselves (are agents of secret services)?

It would be interesting to read official comment made by the police. The incident happened near the luggage carousel - the place of special attention because of possible theft.
With the greatest of respect Sergey, and I believe things are different in Russia, it's not quite like that here in the UK.
 
#7
KGB_resident said:
maxi_77 said:
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
Is it possible that the attackers were policemen themselves (are agents of secret services)?

It would be interesting to read official comment made by the police. The incident happened near the luggage carousel - the place of special attention because of possible theft.
Look, in mother russia maybe, but you really do not have the slightest idea how this country works.
 
#8
KGB_resident said:
maxi_77 said:
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
Is it possible that the attackers were policemen themselves (are agents of secret services)?

It would be interesting to read official comment made by the police. The incident happened near the luggage carousel - the place of special attention because of possible theft.
Or is Gorgeous George just on another of his publicity seeking stunts. He more than many thrives on publicity and controversy and has just been slated by the charities commision for the way a charity he set up was run, being a victim for a bit would be good news for him.
 
#9
It is interesting that not only was there not a police presence nearby (in a airport, aye right!!) but that the alleged assault does not appear on any of Glasgow Airport's many CCTV cameras
 
#10
mark1234 said:
KGB_resident said:
maxi_77 said:
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
Is it possible that the attackers were policemen themselves (are agents of secret services)?

It would be interesting to read official comment made by the police. The incident happened near the luggage carousel - the place of special attention because of possible theft.
Look, in mother russia maybe, but you really do not have the slightest idea how this country works.
Oh, Mark I have an idea how it works. Met. police detained and frisked a Russian just near DS10. What is the problem you could ask. But the man was accompanied by FCO representative, was an official guest of British parliament, had high diplomatic status and immunity gauranteed by British government. The police during the detention and body search was well aware who was detained and frisked.

It appears not only foreigners, official guests of British parliament but even parliamentarians them selves can be freely abused. In any law-abiding country any phisical attack aganst MP is a very serious crime. In Russia (and in many other countries as well) the hooligans would be jailed immediately and other potential hooligans would think twice before attack against lawmaker.

The UK is free country of course but who does really enjoy freedoms? It appears that mainly hooligans. They were not detained as I understand.
 
#11
KGB_resident said:
but any British legislator should be defended.
Dear god no! There is no group of people more deserving of physical abuse than British legislators. The only question is whether to start with the 'Do you know who I am' brigade in the commons or the high dependency geriatric ward known as the House of Lords.

Having said that, I'd certainly have held George's jacket while he had the cr@p kicked out of him.
 
#12
fatherjack said:
It is interesting that not only was there not a police presence nearby (in a airport, aye right!!) but that the alleged assault does not appear on any of Glasgow Airport's many CCTV cameras
The footage exists as I understand.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/news/article-23400096-details/Galloway%20'kicked%20and%20taunted%20in%20sectarian%20attack'/article.do

Police confirmed they are investigating the alleged assault and studying CCTV footage.
 
#13
KGB_resident said:
maxi_77 said:
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
Is it possible that the attackers were policemen themselves (are agents of secret services)?

It would be interesting to read official comment made by the police. The incident happened near the luggage carousel - the place of special attention because of possible theft.
No Sergey they are much worse than that - they are Celtic Supporters. They, if suitably fuelled, could make the old 2CD look like pink fluffy rabbits :D

They may just have relatives in HM Forces and are s1ck of the sound of this tw@t.

Galloway himself insists it was a sectarian attack becuase he is a Rangers supporter and they were Celtic.

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#14
rickshaw-major said:
KGB_resident said:
maxi_77 said:
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
Is it possible that the attackers were policemen themselves (are agents of secret services)?

It would be interesting to read official comment made by the police. The incident happened near the luggage carousel - the place of special attention because of possible theft.
No Sergey they are much worse than that - they are Celtic Supporters. They, if suitably fuelled, could make the old 2CD look like pink fluffy rabbits :D

They may just have relatives in HM Forces and are s1ck of the sound of this tw@t.

Galloway himself insists it was a sectarian attack becuase he is a Rangers supporter and they were Celtic.

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If the hooligans are Celtic supporters then it is strange.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6740775.stm

The Bethnal Green and Bow MP believed he was targeted by men returning from an Orange Order parade in London for being a known Celtic supporter.
Orange Order is (as I see it) a political movement mainly in NI and Scotland. So the attack could be politically motivated.
 
#15
Couldn't have happended to a nicer bloke. Sadly he does not seem to have needed hospital treatment. If they could only have got the Birminham MP who was complaining about soldiers at Selly Oak then it would have been a tough day for parliamentarians.
 

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#17
Shame really. If he'd used his noddle, he would have pretended to be a cat. He'd have been able to climb up to the rafters and get away then.

Not very bright is he?
 
#18
KGB_resident said:
Orange Order is (as I see it) a political movement mainly in NI and Scotland. So the attack could be politically motivated.
The Loayl Orange Order is not a political organisation, do try and get your information right, they are basically a religiously bigoted drinking club, masquerading as defenders of the protestant religion. If the attack took place it was allegedly because Gorgeous is a left footer although it may have been just because he in general is a self opionated attention seeker who whe realising he was persona no grata in politics in Scotalnd b*ggered of to London where amazingly some fools elected him again.
 
#20
KGB_resident said:
rickshaw-major said:
KGB_resident said:
maxi_77 said:
I find it most strange that Gorgeous George was not able to find one bobby to complain to at the time, airports are usully the one place where you can find one.
Is it possible that the attackers were policemen themselves (are agents of secret services)?

It would be interesting to read official comment made by the police. The incident happened near the luggage carousel - the place of special attention because of possible theft.
No Sergey they are much worse than that - they are Celtic Supporters. They, if suitably fuelled, could make the old 2CD look like pink fluffy rabbits :D

They may just have relatives in HM Forces and are s1ck of the sound of this tw@t.

Galloway himself insists it was a sectarian attack becuase he is a Rangers supporter and they were Celtic.

Edited once for rant removal and correction
If the hooligans are Celtic supporters then it is strange.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/glasgow_and_west/6740775.stm

The Bethnal Green and Bow MP believed he was targeted by men returning from an Orange Order parade in London for being a known Celtic supporter.
Orange Order is (as I see it) a political movement mainly in NI and Scotland. So the attack could be politically motivated.
Quite right Sergey - I got it the wrong way round - and I grew up there. Mea Culpa :oops:
 

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