Galloway gives pupils a lesson in how politics works

Here’s an entertaining video if you have a spare hour this bank holiday.

George Galloway MP addressing pupils at a local school earlier this month

George Galloway MP addressing pupils at a local school

George Galloway’s Respect Party is not – as they undertook to do so 18 months ago – fielding any candidates in Croydon’s local elections next month. The absence of candidates from minor parties may be seen by some as evidence of how the state-funding of the borough duopoly between the Conservatives and Labour parties manages to exclude alternative political views.

In Croydon, the borough’s 70 councillors between them receive £1.4 million a year in “allowances” out of our Council Tax, of which a hefty whack is used to subsidise those parties’ activities. Other political parties are excluded from such public funds, creating an obvious disadvantage.

“Three cheeks of the same arse,” is the way that Galloway is fond of describing the Tories, Labour and LibDems within Britain’s political Establishment.

In the absence of Respect candidates, Galloway endorsed Labour for the forthcoming local elections, and dropped a heavy hint that he intends to stand for Mayor of London in 2016. Hear what else he had to say when visiting the politics society of a Sutton school earlier this month…


We will be posting another politics society session from Wallington County Grammar School, and one of especial local interest to Croydon voters, tomorrow.

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