Vote 2005

Iraqi socialists join the fight

According to Nick Cohen on the Observer blog, UK-based Iraqi trade unionists are backing the labour movement’s candidate in Bethnal Green and Bow and joining the fight against their former dictator’s friends.

[T]hey loathe the way Galloway sucked up to Saddam. They’ve agreed to campaign for Oona King. So we have the tantalising prospect of Iraqi socialists supporting a Blair babe and telling Muslim voters that they won’t be doing Iraq any favours if they back Galloway.