Jeremy’s got my back, says George Galloway after row with Momentum boss
Jon Lansman accused the man known as 'Gorgeous George' of anti-semitism.
George Galloway has vowed to take legal action against Momentum boss Jon Lansman in a row over anti-Semitism - and called on Jeremy Corbyn to back him up as a witness.
The firebrand former MP accused the Momentum founder of a "defamatory smear" over comments made about Jewish comedian David Baddiel.
Galloway had called Baddel a "vile Israel fanatic" in a now-deleted tweet following a report that the comedian was planning to take part in an anti-Donald Trump march.
In response, Lansman - who is Jewish and was elected to Labour's ruling national executive committee two weeks ago - said Galloway was guilty of anti-semitism and should not be allowed back into the Labour party. He also called for him to be sacked from his job as a radio talk show host.
That sparked a furious response from Galloway, who insisted he had "never said an anti-Semitic word in my life". He also said he would call Corbyn as his witness in court.
The Labour leader’s office have refused to be drawn on calls for Galloway - who was a Labour MP in Glasgow from 1987 until his expulsion - to be allowed back into the party.
Sources also suggested that Corbyn was yet to clear his diary ahead of the court case…