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Galloway to take on Labour in every UK seat except in Scotland

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  • Peter Boyle
    This is looking interesting. *** Story from BBC NEWS: http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3225275.stm Published: 2003/10/29 18:19:26 GMT
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      This is looking interesting.

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      Story from BBC NEWS:
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/3225275.stm

      Published: 2003/10/29 18:19:26 GMT

      Galloway to take on Labour

      Expelled Labour MP George Galloway has revealed he will
      challenge Labour in every European seat in England and Wales
      next year.

      The member for Glasgow Kelvin has also said he will take the
      party to court over his expulsion.

      However, Mr Galloway has confirmed he will not be resigning
      his own seat to create an early by-election.

      He will announce his intentions at an anti-war rally in
      London. The rebel MP intends to build a new political
      movement based on the anti-war coalition to stand against
      Labour in every European seat next June.

      Mr Galloway said: "I am launching a unity coalition which
      will seek to unite the left, the peace movement, the
      anti-war cause, the Muslim community in Britain, progressive
      people of all parties and none, to fight New Labour in the
      European elections in June in England and Wales."

      He said he would not stand on the same ticket in Scotland
      but instead support Scottish Socialist Party candidates.

      The latest round in his battle with Labour also includes
      taking legal action on the basis that the party allegedly
      broke its own rules when he was expelled last week.

      "We are looking at the possibility of having the Labour
      party's decision declared unlawful, not really for me
      because the die is cast for me, but so that no other members
      of parliament can be intimidated and dragooned by the threat
      of that kind of expulsion," he said.

      Mr Galloway denied he was running scared from his own voters
      by not forcing a by-election and insisted his career in
      politics was far from finished.

      He was expelled from the Labour Party after its National
      Constitutional Committee found him guilty of bringing the
      party into disrepute over anti-war comments
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