George Galloway praises the “cohesive, pristine, innocent culture” of North Korea

April 10, 2013 5:44 pm

Whilst the eyes of the Westminster Village has been watching the debate/tribute to Margaret Thatcher in the Commons, this video of George Galloway has come to light of the Bradford West MP praising the “cohesive, pristine, innocent culture” of North Korea on his (Iranian state funded) Press TV show, comment (h/t: HuffPo):

Most Western visitors to North Korea are confined to the capital Pyongyang – reserved for the (relatively) well off party elite. Presumably this is the culture Galloway refers to – rather than the poverty stricken North Korean countryside.

  • robertcp

    Galloway clearly prefers dictatorships like North Korea to imperfect democracies like South Korea, Japan and the United States. He is not a democratic socialist in any meaningful sense.

  • NT86

    Vile scum of the earth.

  • Monkey_Bach

    In fairness wasn’t Tony Blair saying that Margaret Thatcher was, “… was kind and generous spirited”, just as crazy as loquacious George’s preposterous recent statement about North Korea? Loons from the extreme right or extreme left, who secretly or publicly admire dictators, often say the nuttiest things about female ex-Prime Ministers and/or male Korean autocrats.

    Eeek.

    • Daniel Speight

      I like it – Tony Blair = George Galloway;-)

    • Winston_from_the_Ministry

      One was talking about a person, the other a society, it is completely different.

  • John Ruddy

    He’s rapidly running out of dictators to suck up to.

  • Brumanuensis

    Galloway is a remarkable man. He has acquired a profound and comprehensive knowledge of North Korean culture from only two visits. Would that we were all equally observant.

  • rekrab

    Gentlemen, we’re almost at defcon 4, with one level before immanent war.China is massing troops on it’s Korean border and it isn’t thought their massing to oppose their neighbours.
    North Korea has said that Japan would be it’s first nuclear target.
    Will America concede to Korea’s demands? there’s time? but is there the will and more importantly is there the money and safe passage for the Korean dictatorship to make the changes?

  • Pingback: Why Ed Miliband was unwise to have met George Galloway | Mark Ferguson - Government Tenders, Government News and Information - Government Online()

  • Stan Theman

    Hoot, mon!
    Ye dinnae play the pipes!

  • Stan Theman

    George Galloway should announce that he has taken shahada and celebrate his Muslim diversity!
    All wide boys have a model in George Galloway.

Latest

  • Comment Zero Discrimination Day: why LBGT rights matter worldwide

    Zero Discrimination Day: why LBGT rights matter worldwide

    When Ed Miliband appointed me his LGBTI global envoy he displayed once again his grasp of the wrongs that exist in the world and our need to be part of the resolution of these defining issue. His lead was followed this month when President Obama appointed Randy Berry as State Department LGBT envoy. And this is extremely important because when oppression and discrimination are on the increase that is precisely when we need to give our voice to the voiceless. […]

    Read more →
  • News One million more families will have to pay the Bedroom Tax if the Tories win in May, figures show

    One million more families will have to pay the Bedroom Tax if the Tories win in May, figures show

    One million more families will have to pay the Bedroom Tax if the Tories win the election in May, according to figures examined by the Labour party. These figures show that 220,000 more families would have to pay the tax each year of the five yearlong Tory government. As it stands, of those paying the tax – which on average amounts to £14 more a week in rent for an extra bedroom and £25 for two or more – one […]

    Read more →
  • News Polling Two-thirds are in favour of Labour’s tuition fee pledge, poll finds

    Two-thirds are in favour of Labour’s tuition fee pledge, poll finds

    YouGov polling on behalf of The Times Red Box, has found that two-thirds of people are in favour of Labour’s plan to cut tuition fees from £9,000 to £6,000 a year. As we reported on Friday, Labour announced they would cut tuition fees and increase the maintenance grant by £400. They would fund this by reducing tax reliefs given to the country’s wealthiest pensioners. This policy would come in to force for those entering universities in September 2016. YouGov have […]

    Read more →
  • Featured East Coast: Why privatisation is not the end of the line for rail reform

    East Coast: Why privatisation is not the end of the line for rail reform

    I am writing this article on board what the Conservative Party hopes is one of the last publicly run trains in Britain. On Sunday, East Coast will be privatised. The nation’s stake – its share in the East Coast Main Line company – will be sold to Stagecoach and Virgin Trains for a meagre £11 million. The East Coast livery will be quietly replaced by a new brand, as if the last five and a half years never occurred. Why […]

    Read more →
  • News Dugher criticises Cameron for “ideological sell off” of East Coast ahead of privatisation tomorrow

    Dugher criticises Cameron for “ideological sell off” of East Coast ahead of privatisation tomorrow

    Tomorrow, East Coast Main Line will be taken over by private companies Virgin and Stagecoach.   Ahead of this, Michael Dugher, Shadow Transport Secretary, will give a speech in Leeds in which he’ll outline how Labour would allow public sector companies to “take on lines and challenge the private sector on a genuinely level playing field.” They’d do this, he says, within the first 100 days of government.  . Dugher is expected to say: “The end of East Coast Trains will […]

    Read more →
lablist-logo mark-ferguson maya conor coffee-cup
Everything Labour. Every Weekday Morning
×