Fun In British Politics: MP Calls For PM’s Assassination, Pretends He Didn’t

May 27th, 2006 | researchmaterial

MP George Galloway has said it would be “morally justified” to assassinate Tony Blair, but stressed he was not calling for his death.

In an interview with GQ magazine he was asked whether a suicide bomb attack on Mr Blair would “be justified as revenge for the war on Iraq”. He said it would be morally equivalent to Mr Blair “ordering” Iraqi deaths.

“Yes it would be morally justified. I am not calling for it, but if it happened it would be of a wholly different moral order to the events of 7/7. It would be entirely logical and explicable, and morally equivalent to ordering the deaths of thousands of innocent people in Iraq as Blair did.”

He was also asked whether he would alert the authorities if he knew Mr Blair was to be assassinated by Iraqis.

Mr Galloway replied: “My goodness this is a moral maze…”


14 Responses to “Fun In British Politics: MP Calls For PM’s Assassination, Pretends He Didn’t”

  1. I’m starting to wonder whether Galloway is bipolar…I’m struggling to uncover a possible reason why he can swing from stark raving clarity to tier-1 tabloid baiting.

    J

  2. i’m amused. he’s got balls.

  3. I have to admit a huge gap in my knowledge with UK politicians… is this normal for him?

  4. That is a bit of a step up from the recent calls for him to step down.
    British politics, fucking brutal…

  5. Zoe’s got it spot on. Balls is what is called. What kinda balls? now that’s the question. maybe somebody should try and blow him up, then he’ll get it.

  6. A disciple of Edward Sexby?

  7. Poor Tony Blair. All he did was help Bush and Cheney horribly kill thousands and thousands of Iraqi civilians.

    Saying something inflamitory in an interview though? George Galloway you’ve gone too far!

  8. Shouldn’t politicians have a little training in ethics? I can’t help but notice that their expected to be up to speed on the Law but… not much else. Maybe we should ask Kilroy Silk what he thinks is fair-do’s.

  9. Enough people have died as a result of the war in Iraq…those who caused it should be butally fucking tortured. For years on goddamn end.

  10. Whatever the result of the Iraq war, there is something wrong with Galloway. Never confuse his insane anti-government stance with sensible criticism of the current (broken) UK establishment.

  11. sunuvabitch…that would be “brutally”. I can’t see half of what I’m typing for some reason.

  12. It would be wrong to kill the Smiler, yet it still wouldn’t be the moral equivalent of ordering the war in Iraq.
    A lot more people were killed and maimed in Iraq and the reverend Tony is only just one man.

  13. RMC: Nobody ever gets any “training” for politics. You’re just expected to know what the shitfuck you’re doing.

  14. Ah, bless that Galloway. The man I can trust to say those things I shout at the TV when the news is on, but would never repeat in polite political conversation (although I admit most of my political conversations are far from polite).

    Of course it is COMPLETELY WRONG AND ETHICALLY INDEFENSIBLE to call for the assassination of Tony Blair. But it’s a lovely thought, isn’t it?