Friday, August 11, 2006

Bonkers Galloway

George Galloway, the Big Brother MP, has plans for the Daily Express.

He was interviewed on Al-Jazeera earlier this week and told how he had been trying to persuade an "Arab ruler" to buy the papers from Richard Desmond.

"You know, I don't want to embarrass any particular Arab ruler, but once I spoke to a prince. I told him there were three British newspapers on sale for £100 million - The Daily Express, The Sunday Express and The Daily Star. Three important newspapers. "Why don't you buy them?" I said. "You could make a foothold for a decent point of view on the Arab world, if you were to buy these newspapers. He could have bought them, but he didn't have the courage to buy them. He'd rather spend the money on other things.

"You know, in London, there is enough money thrown on to the roulette tables of London's casinos by Arabs, which could buy media in America and Britain, and transform the landscape. But I tell you, the good news is this: In the desert, just a few drops of water can transform the landscape. All we need is a few drops of water, because the American and British people have no faith, no trust, in their leaders. They know that the policy of their leaders is leading them to disaster.

"We need to intelligently apply the resources that we have, and people can contact me, to my e-mail, through my website, I have many ideas on how we can do this. I just don't have any money."

The full transcript is here, including Galloway's rather disturbing obsession with sexual-exploitation analogies.

Crazy, even by the standards of a hate-filled member of parliament willing to dress up as a cat, get on all fours, lapping pretend cream from Rula Lenska's cupped hands

On the flipside it would probably put an end to the Daily Express obsession with Princess Diana…but it is still too high a price to pay.

Although Georgie will feel at home in the pages of the Daily Star, it has Big Brother on its front page most days this summer.

But that wouldn't work: the obsession with Princess Diana would simply be replaced - as one Venichka on Harry's Place put it - by one of "how the Dead English Rose was carrying in her womb England's First Muslim Monarch had it not been for M15, the CIA, the Duke of Edinburgh, etc".


At 2:14 PM, Anonymous the online pixie said...

You've gotta salute George's indefatigability though haven't you?

At 2:16 PM, Blogger Gordon said...

Ho, ho, to be honest I'd rather pass on the whole saluting thing.

At 2:50 PM, Anonymous Agent Smith said...

Do you hear that Mr Galloway? That is the sound of indefatigability!


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