Insight with George Galloway: From the UK as little sister to the US in Iraq to Big Brother

Talk Tuesday 12th June, 2007

Founder of the Respect Party, George Galloway, has had a chequered career in Britain’s public life – from being expelled from the Labour Party to appearing in the Celebrity Big Brother House – but what has he achieved as a politician?

Galloway is known for his passionate rhetoric and his campaign to overturn economic sanctions against Iraq during the Saddam era. After leaving the Labour Party he went on to win a seat in the constituency of Bethnal Green and Bow as an independent.

Join us as we discuss Galloway’s stance in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the accusation of having private financial dealings with Saddam’s regime, and how politicians communicate in the age of Reality TV and You Tube. We examine his political achievements and whether his take on immigrants and their integration is feasible.

Moderated by Jon Sopel – BBC News 24 and The Politics Show presenter.