Hall of Fame: Stephen Bates

The Guardian journalist asks whether George Galloway's Iranian connection was behind his refusal to be interviewed by the BBC's John Sweeney.

August 12, 2010

"Obviously it could not possibly have anything to do with Sweeney wanting to interview Galloway about his work for Press TV, the Iranian state-sponsored channel that broadcast confessions by the regime's opponents extracted under torture.

"Galloway says he has been a trenchant critic of Iran, just like he was of Saddam Hussein."

Last updated: 11:17am, August 12 2010