Above: Professional big mouth George Galloway is to stand for a seat in the London Assembly in yet another attempt to avoid getting a real job. Sadly he is likely to be successful, as he needs just five per cent of the cross-London vote to take a seat at City Hall. But Galloway may be running out of friends. In recent years he has managed to be thrown out of the Labour Party, thrown out of Respect, thrown out of Parliament, thrown out of the anti war movement and divorced by his wife. The only people who like him seem to be right wing islamofacists who want sharia law in Brick Lane, and relatives of Saddam Hussein. Perhaps his new party should be called 'Reject'.
• To be fair to George Galloway he does deserve some respect for joining schmoo in supporting Ken Livingston for mayor. He also has a good explanation of what he is up to on the guardian 'comment is free' site. Maybe he has learned something from his Respect experience - after all anyone who falls out with the vile SWP and the corrupt 'anti war' movement must have some good in them.
• Galloway is now claiming he has not split from Respect - but this announcement remains on the official Respect website.