Archive for April 1st, 2012

Apologies for the lack of blogging but I’m on holiday at the moment. However, I think George Galloway’s by-election victory in Bradford West needs a discussion on this site.

What does it mean for Tower Hamlets, for Lutfur and Respect? Anything?

George’s victory reminded me of one conversation I had with him. In 2008 (I think), he was mulling over his options for the 2010 General Election. He hadn’t decided about standing in Poplar and Limehouse and he was thinking of taking on Jack Straw in Blackburn.

He was finding the village politics of Tower Hamlets frustrating, he told me….and that the “Pakistanis [in Blackburn] are more sophisticated about their politics than Bengalis [in Tower Hamlets]”.

I wonder what the likes of Abjol Miah think about that…..


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