Jeremy’s got my back, says George Galloway after row with Momentum boss

Written by Emilio Casalicchio on 30 January 2018 in Diary

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…









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