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  • British Parliament recommends suspension for GALLOWAY FoR MISCONDUCT in OIL-FOR-FOOD program

    07/17/2007 10:56:44 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 933+ views
    US Senate ^ | 7/17/07 | Norm Coleman
    July 17th, 2007 - Washington, D.C. - The United Kingdom House of Commons Committee on Standards and Privileges has released a report today concerning MP George Galloway and his misconduct related to the Oil-for-Food Program. The Parliament report was highly critical of Galloway's activities related to the Program, ruling against Galloway on every charge. Finally, the Committee recommends that he be suspended from the House of Commons for eighteen working days – which is reportedly "one of the most severe [penalties] given to an MP" – and requests that he apologize for his misconduct. In arriving at its conclusions, the...
  • Galloway to be suspended from Commons over Iraq

    07/15/2007 2:38:10 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 39 replies · 1,545+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | 07-15-07 | Robert Winnett and Holly Watt
    GEORGE GALLOWAY, the MP who campaigned against the Iraq war, is to be suspended from parliament over his links to the United Nations oil-for-food programme in Iraq. The parliamentary standards watchdog will rule this week that Galloway failed properly to declare his links to a charitable appeal partially funded from money made by selling Iraqi oil under Saddam Hussein, according to a source close to the inquiry. The one-month suspension for Galloway, often referred to as
  • Galloway: others may have taken money

    04/24/2003 6:32:34 AM PDT · by jalisco555 · 32 replies · 462+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 4/24/03 | Richard Norton-Taylor, Sarah Hall and Jamie Wilson
    George Galloway conceded last night that intermediaries in his fund-raising activities could have siphoned off money from Saddam Hussein - but insisted he had never done so. As the Labour MP fought to counter allegations that he received up to £375,000 a year from the Iraqi regime, Mr Galloway revealed the full amount given to the Mariam Appeal - the organisation he founded to fly a young Iraqi leukemia victim to Britain for medical treatment and which then became a campaign against Iraqi sanctions - and pledged to release further figures today. Speaking to the Guardian from his holiday home...
  • Fateful meeting lights blue touchpaper (Galloway, wife; Zureikat)

    04/23/2003 4:43:16 PM PDT · by Shermy · 22 replies · 1,414+ views
    The Herald (Scotland) ^ | April 23, 2003
    MP's wife introduced him to Saddam sympathiser, writes CAMERON SIMPSON and AARON HICKLIN GEORGE Galloway first met the shadowy figure of Fawaz Zureikat through his Palestinian wife. The fateful meeting was to propel the man who goes under the soubriquets of "Gorgeous George" and the "MP for Baghdad Central" into one of the biggest crises of his colourful career. Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad, 36, a Jerusalem-born scientist who married Mr Galloway in a secret ceremony in London in February 2000, had gone to the same university in Jordan as Mr Zureikat. Mr Zureikat's name first surfaced in a letter from Mr...
  • MP's partner linked to £80m trade in crude (MORE GALLOWAY)

    04/23/2003 4:48:46 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 32 replies · 602+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 24, 2003 | Anton La Guardia
    Fawaz Zureikat, George Galloway's Jordanian partner who claims not to be involved in oil deals, is closely associated with a company that has traded Iraqi crude valued at millions of pounds, according to United Nations documents seen by The Daily Telegraph. Mr Zureikat has dismissed as a "forgery" an Iraqi intelligence report identifying him as the front man for Mr Galloway's secret contracts to buy Iraqi crude and sell humanitarian supplies under the UN's oil-for-food programme. The Jordanian businessman has repeatedly insisted that he does not deal in oil, although he does sell food and other civilian supplies to Iraq....
  • Exclusive: MP Galloway's Saddam link held in Amman

    04/23/2003 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Shermy · 24 replies · 660+ views
    Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) ^ | April 23, 2003 | Mustapha Karkouti
    A Jordanian business man, Fawaz Zureikat, whose name was revealed yesterday as an allegedly business intermediary between Labour member of Parliament George Galloway and Saddam Hussain's regime, has been detained in Amman. George Galloway MP, a familiar face to Arab public, is at the top of the news once again, but this time as having been, allegedly, on the pay-roll of Saddam Hussain's regime, at least since 2000. The allegations, claimed to have been uncovered in "secret documents" found by a reporter in two charred boxes at the first floor of the looted foreign ministry in Baghdad are many and...
  • From leaky roofs to secret agents (THE SADDAM FILES)

    05/05/2003 5:04:29 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 16 replies · 750+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | May 6, 2003 | David Blair
    From leaky roofs to secret agents: how the files I found in Iraq's looted foreign ministry cast light on the paranoid world of Saddam Hussein How many Iraqi officials does it take to fix the leaky roof of a diplomat's house in London? How long does a skilled translator need to convert one of George Galloway's parliamentary speeches into Arabic? In almost 1, 000 pages of Arabic prose, each stamped with the Eagle crest of Iraq, the files found inside the foreign ministry in Baghdad cast a somewhat surreal light on the questions that turned the bureaucratic wheels of Saddam...
  • Iraq oil cash funded MPs' campaigns (GALLOWAY!)

    02/16/2004 7:48:52 PM PST · by Pikamax · 45 replies · 1,529+ views
    Guardian ^ | 02/17/04 | David Leigh and David Pallister
    Iraq oil cash funded MPs' campaigns Businessmen handed on money illicitly siphoned from UN deals to pressure groups run by George Galloway and Tam Dalyell David Leigh and David Pallister Tuesday February 17, 2004 The Guardian Money illicitly siphoned from the UN oil-for-food programme by Saddam Hussein was used to finance anti-sanctions campaigns run by British politicians, according to documents that have surfaced in Baghdad. Undercover cash from oil deals went to three businessmen who in turn supported pressure groups involving the ex-Labour MP George Galloway, Labour MP Tam Dalyell, and the former Irish premier Albert Reynolds, it is alleged...
  • Galloway appeals for libel battle donations (George Galloway Legal Fund)

    04/29/2003 7:47:02 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 25 replies · 226+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 04/30/03 | Kevin Maguire
    George Galloway yesterday launched an appeal to fund his high court libel battle against two newspapers that claimed he received money from Saddam Hussein's regime. The beleaguered Labour MP urged supporters and sympathisers to back his court action against the Daily Telegraph and the Christian Science Monitor over their allegations, which were based on documents purportedly written by the Iraqi security service. Mr Galloway, MP for Glasgow Kelvin, vehemently denies the claims. He said he "didn't have any choice" but to sue if he was to clear his name, but he was unable personally to finance a defamation case that...
  • 'Uncle George (Galloway)– he is a good person. He is the one who saved my daughter'

    04/23/2003 12:53:05 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 7 replies · 188+ views
    The Independent (U.K.) ^ | 04/24/03 | Andrew Buncombe
    In the houseof Mariam Hamza, George Galloway is considered something approaching a god. There are photographs of him on the walls, there are posters of his famous sanction-busting bus trip from Big Ben to Baghdad and only good words are spoken about "Uncle George". "He is a good person. I cannot describe him in mere words. He is the one who saved my daughter," said Mariam's mother, Karima, dismissing reports that the Labour MP took money from the Iraqi regime with a shake of her head. "She was dying, she was like a skeleton and then God sent Mr Galloway...
  • 'It is gasp-making to think that a Labour MP could be accused of such a thing.' (Galloway Alert)

    04/22/2003 7:25:00 PM PDT · by Happygal · 20 replies · 544+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Wed 23 Apr 2003 | TRACEY LAWSON
    IF THE only thing worse than being talked about is not to be talked about at all, George Galloway might, in Oscar Wilde’s opinion, have had something to smile about yesterday. But whether the publicity-loving MP for Glasgow Kelvin would have been happy had he eavesdropped on the chatter in his constituency yesterday, one can only speculate. For of all the questions being asked about the Telegraph’s allegations , one was being shouted louder than most. "What is the motivation behind George Galloway’s visits to the Middle East, anyway?" asked Bill Watson, 45, an English teacher and constituent of Mr...
  • 'Libel king' has success in a life of litigation (GALLOWAY ALERT)

    04/22/2003 7:15:58 PM PDT · by Happygal · 8 replies · 338+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Wed 23 Apr 2003 | PAUL GALLAGHER
    GEORGE Galloway has enjoyed considerable success in the courts during his political career, winning an estimated total of £250,000 in libel damages. In some cases, the disputes have been settled before they reach the courts, but the Labour MP has proved time and again he will call on expensive lawyers when crossed. Mr Galloway’s biggest libel win was against the Daily Mirror and its sister paper in Scotland, the Daily Record, in December 1992. It followed the so-called "Mirrorgate" affair in which a US journalist claimed the Daily Mirror’s then foreign editor, Nick Davies, had been involved in arms dealing...
  • Galloway prepares to go it alone

    04/22/2003 7:05:52 PM PDT · by Happygal · 37 replies · 325+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | Wed 23 Apr 2003 | FRASER NELSON
    GEORGE Galloway said last night that he is ready to take on the Labour Party and fight the next election as an independent, as he launched a libel action against claims that he was in the paid service of Saddam Hussein. The maverick Labour MP has said he will make the new Glasgow Central constituency into a stronghold of "real Labour values" if he is thrown out of the party for his attacks on Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, during the Iraq war. As he started legal action against the Daily Telegraph, it last night printed what was billed as...
  • Galloway faces new allegation over misuse of charity funds

    04/22/2003 5:39:47 PM PDT · by Shermy · 18 replies · 311+ views
    Times of London ^ | April 23, 2003
    THE Attorney-General is considering action against the money-raising appeal set up by George Galloway which is at the centre of allegations that he was bankrolled by Saddam Hussein. As the Labour MP began legal action for libel over the claims that he had received £375,000 a year from the Baghdad regime, The Times has learnt that Lord Goldsmith, QC, is studying a separate complaint against him. It is based on an article in The Times showing that Mr Galloway promised to spend all the money raised by the Mariam Appeal on treating sick Iraqi children, but later used it to...
  • MP George Galloway- voice cries "peace," hand in Saddam's till...

    04/22/2003 11:50:31 AM PDT · by backhoe · 171 replies · 4,489+ views
    various FR links | 04-22-03 | The Heavy Equipment Guy
    Here's what we have on the Dishonourable Mr. Galloway: Labour Investigates Iraq Cash ClaimSky News ^ | 4/22/03 | Sky News Or: Victim of Saddam makes Galloway shut up (Galloway alert!) The Telegraph ^ | Filed: 06/04/2003) | unknown British MP Galloway used fund for leukaemia girl to pay for Iraq trips (sickening) The Times (of London) ^ | April 05, 2003 | Dominic Kennedy Galloway was in Saddam's pay, say secret Iraqi documents (PACIFISTS ON SADDAM PAYROLL)The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 22, 2003 | David Blair  ...
  • Memo from Saddam: We can't afford to pay Galloway more

    04/22/2003 5:38:17 PM PDT · by Shermy · 34 replies · 437+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | April 23, 2003 | David Blair
    Saddam Hussein rejected a request from George Galloway for more money, saying that the Labour backbencher's "exceptional" demands were not affordable, according to an official document found by The Daily Telegraph in Baghdad. The letter from Saddam's most senior aide was sent in response to Mr Galloway's reported demand for additional funds. This was outlined in a memorandum from the Iraqi intelligence chief disclosed yesterday in The Daily Telegraph. Mr Galloway denies receiving any money from the regime. He claims that any documents purporting to show this are forgeries planted by western intelligence agencies to try to discredit him. The...
  • Galloway was in Saddam's pay, say secret Iraqi documents (PACIFISTS ON SADDAM PAYROLL)

    04/21/2003 4:41:15 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 235 replies · 1,844+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | April 22, 2003 | David Blair
    George Galloway, the Labour backbencher, received money from Saddam Hussein's regime, taking a slice of oil earnings worth at least £375,000 a year, according to Iraqi intelligence documents found by The Daily Telegraph in Baghdad. A confidential memorandum sent to Saddam by his spy chief said that Mr Galloway asked an agent of the Mukhabarat secret service for a greater cut of Iraq's exports under the oil for food programme. He also said that Mr Galloway was profiting from food contracts and sought "exceptional" business deals. Mr Galloway has always denied receiving any financial assistance from Baghdad. Asked to explain...