George Galloway STILL has not donated his Big Brother fee

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The Electoral Commission has now published declared donations to political parties during the second quarter of 2006. The list of donations to RESPECT can be viewed here

It appears that George Galloway STILL has not donated his £150,000 Big Brother fee to fund RESPECT, as his spokesman claimed he would:


A spokesman for Mr Galloway said he did not think the MP would profit from his involvement with Celebrity Big Brother. "He is using the money to hire two constituency workers. He already has one more worker than he is paid for," he said.

He added that Mr Galloway was also donating cash to his party for new offices in his east London constituency.


George Galloway on Al-Jazeera earlier this week begging for more cash from Arab rulers. They should be paying him.





http://www.memritv.org/search.asp?ACT=S9&P1=1228#

You know, I don't want to embarrass any particular Arab ruler, but once I spoke to a prince. I told him there were three British newspapers on sale for 100 million pounds - The Daily Express, The Sunday Express, and The Daily Star. Three important newspapers. "Why don't you buy them," I said. "You could make a foothold for a decent point of view on the Arab world, if you were to buy these newspapers." He could have bought them, but he didn't have the courage to buy them. He'd rather spend the money on other things.

You know, in London, there is enough money thrown onto the roulette tables of London's casinos by Arabs, which could buy media in America and Britain, and transform the landscape. But I tell you, the good news is this: In the desert, just a few drops of water can transform the landscape. All we need is a few drops of water, because the American and British people have no faith, no trust, in their leaders. They know that the policy of their leaders is leading them to disaster.

We need to intelligently apply the resources that we have, and people can contact me, to my e-mail, through my website, georgegalloway.com. I have many ideas on how we can do this. I just don't have any money.






Pete Burns (right) dancing with George Galloway on Celebrity Big Brother

http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=370&id=133042006


£30,000 for Galloway charity


GERRI PEEV AND GETHIN CHAMBERLAIN

GEORGE Galloway's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother is tipped to raise only £30,000 for his nominated charity, while the Respect MP is set to earn a six-figure fee for his three-week stint on reality TV.

Mr Galloway did not draw an MP's salary while he was locked in the house, but his absence triggered anger and criticism from constituents and colleagues who demanded he get back to work.

Yesterday, he defended his onscreen antics - which included pretending to be a cat and dressing in a red leotard - by highlighting the cash that would be raised for Interpal, a charity helping Palestinian refugees.

"At least the people in Palestine might have shoes for their children and something to put in their children's stomachs, and two additional staff will be working in my constituency office as a result," he told the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2.

He added that many Muslim people would be "totally glad" his participation would raise a lot of money for Palestinian refugees.

In his absence, he said other politicians may have been in the Commons, but "some of them might have been propping up the bars". He added: "Other MPs might have been on exotic foreign trips, fact-finding in the Seychelles or the Maldives. I was trying something different."

Mr Galloway said that, while some of his acts may have embarrassed him, he was unashamed of his involvement. "Why are we talking about this?" he said. "The world is in flames. The Liberal Democrat party is imploding ... there is war and pestilence and disease in the world. Why are we talking on national radio for ten minutes about me, for charity, pretending to be a cat?"

However, Big Brother may not have raised as much as he would have liked for Interpal. Charities receive 16p from every 50p generated by the show's voting hotlines. Last year, £250,000 was raised for charity and the cash was split between the eight contestants. This year, the cash will have to be split between 11 contestants.

A spokesman for Mr Galloway said he did not think the MP would profit from his involvement with Celebrity Big Brother. "He is using the money to hire two constituency workers. He already has one more worker than he is paid for," he said.

He added that Mr Galloway was also donating cash to his party for new offices in his east London constituency.

Interpal, meanwhile, has denied claims it is connected to terrorist organisations. Ibrahim Hewitt, its chairman, said: "It is precisely because of Interpal's refusal to discriminate against sections of the Palestinian population that it has been the subject of unwarranted allegations of assisting terrorism."

The Charity Commission has praised its work, saying there was "no evidence in the charity of any pro-terrorist bias".
 

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