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Galloway in bid for Boris’s job?

    George Galloway (Photo: David Martyn Hunt)
    George Galloway (Photo: David Martyn Hunt)

    George Galloway has announced his intention to stand as a candidate in the 2016 London mayoral election. Or has he?

    The Respect MP said this week that he wanted to succeed Boris Johnson at City Hall and had formed a “committee which is seriously looking at the prospect of me running”.

    Speaking after an interview with Russian television station RT TV, he went on: “I’d like to fight Boris Johnson, and I think David Cameron probably wishes I’d be fighting Boris Johnson because if I’m not, Boris Johnson is back in Parliament fighting him.”

    But a spokesman for Mr Galloway later poured cold water on the idea. The MP had, he said, given a “not-too-serious response to a rather facetious question”.

    An outspoken critic of Israel and Zionism, Mr Galloway stormed out of a debate at Oxford University in March after discovering that his fellow panellist had dual British-Israeli citizenship.

    Adrian Cohen, London Jewish Forum chair, said: “It is difficult to think of anything that would be worse for community relations in our great city than a George Galloway mayoralty.”

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