George Galloway Banned from University of Chester
An invitation for George Galloway MP to speak at an event organised by the University of Chester’s Debating Society has been revoked by the Student Union, after it upheld the National Union of Students’ no-platform order against Galloway — a consequence of Galloway’s recent bigoted behaviour.
Galloway’s office has released a statement which described the no platform policy as, “idiotic, anti-democratic and politically-motivated.”
In recent months, Galloway has:
- described the sexual attacks by alleged rapist Julian Assange as merely “bad sexual etiquette”
- refused to debate with a student because of his nationality – a prejudice described by the National Union of Students as racist
- eulogised the late Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez as a “a veritable Spartacus”
- continued to present a television show on pro-Assad Lebanese TV station al-Mayadeen (in which, most recently, he said it “would be an honour” for Bahrain to be a branch of Hezbollah, the Lebanese terrorist group)