Hearts and Minds nabbed George Galloway when he was over for the Belfast Festival. He’s in typically combative mood under questioning (video file) from Noel Thompson on the source of money allegedly received by his former wife and allegedly originating from the UN’s oil for food programme. It’s a strictly non trivial issue. Allegations by the Daily Telegraph that he had received such payments directly resulted in a successful libel suit taken by the one time Labour rebel MP. He goes on to accuse the mass media of being part of the Iraq war effort, characterising the BBC as the “Bush and Blair Corporation”. Bizarrely, he seems to deny his ‘indefatigability‘ speech on Baghdad radio in 1994.
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