George Galloway isn't a name that you hear very often anymore, which is probably for the best.
The former MP and Celebrity Big Brother contestant has become something of an obscure figure in the current political climate, spearheading those on the left who support Brexit - or as it has come to be known, 'Lexit'.
With the prospect of leaving the EU anytime soon looking as likely as watching Game of Thrones without it being spoilt, Galloway has controversially offered his support to Nigel Farage's newly formed Brexit Party, who will be contesting next month's European elections.
In a tweet, the former Labour party member said that he had made the decision based on some Labour MPs opposition to Brexit and the referendum result.
Given the nature of Labour’s Euro-fanatic candidates list and the crucial juncture we have reached in the fight for… https://t.co/C4tvikeBYG— George Galloway (@George Galloway) 1555520575
Galloway later added that this was a tactical decision before lashing out at anti-Brexit activists.
This is a tactical judgement. I’m serious about #Brexit I’m even more serious about democracy. The Conservatives an… https://t.co/wdP80ToMW5— George Galloway (@George Galloway) 1555535316
A reminder that FBPE soft-shoe shufflers are blocked on sight #Brexit— George Galloway (@George Galloway) 1555536129
The greatest recruiting sergeant for actual fascism in Britain would be to allow the Blair-led FBPE crowd to cheat… https://t.co/yXmzbHIupo— George Galloway (@George Galloway) 1555538013
This little outburst against those trying to prevent Brexit might have been spurred on by the ridicule that Galloway received on Twitter after announcing his support for Farage's new party, which was just a little too easy to mock.
You know how Avengers Infinity War was 'the most ambitious crossover event in history'? Well George Galloway suppor… https://t.co/6ZB5FSzFaM— Tiernan Douieb (@Tiernan Douieb) 1555527727
“A second referendum would be a disaster because it would boost the far right. Anyway, I’m off to campaign for nota… https://t.co/Ll9cVmLuK6— James Felton (@James Felton) 1555527105
Because nothing says socialism like supporting a far-right rabble-rouser who is chums with white supremacists and s… https://t.co/eqAAkhjyi6— David Schneider (@David Schneider) 1555527453
BREAKING - Galloway supports racists, hedge fund owners, and bigots, once again https://t.co/8v2y9kya1J— Peter Jukes (@Peter Jukes) 1555528594
This proud socialist will vote for the guy who was unveiling spurious "BREAKING POINT" anti-migrant posters on the… https://t.co/sQKGheQeQZ— Alex Andreou (@Alex Andreou) 1555526632
Kremlin asset shares voting intention to the few dozen people he hasn't blocked https://t.co/OINhcYOHjj— Otto English (@Otto English) 1555527835
George Galloway coming out in support of Nigel Farage's fascist 'Brexit Party' might be the most George Galloway-thing to ever happen.— Miriam Mirwitch (@Miriam Mirwitch) 1555524221
The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was im… https://t.co/Iwth9iP2oc— Michael Glasper (@Michael Glasper) 1555523487
Others weren't surprised by Galloway's announcement.
I've looked after and studied people in all sorts of unusual states of mind, caused by a myriad of things, but I ca… https://t.co/Au3mBKJTOK— Will Black (@Will Black) 1555528484
Before you say "horseshoe," consider the possibility that both these guys are on the far right. https://t.co/Bpb6Iioong— Charles Я. Davis (@Charles Я. Davis) 1555523233
The Left/Right Horseshoe becomes a closed circle https://t.co/J5FYrFfqzd— Billy Bragg (@Billy Bragg) 1555528205
Even Labour MP Owen Smith lent his voice to the criticism of Galloway, which led to a little back and forth between the pair.
@OwenSmith_MP @Nigel_Farage You want a flake with that Viagra-Man?— George Galloway (@George Galloway) 1555531785
@OwenSmith_MP @Nigel_Farage You’re too hard for me Owen #Brexit #Viagra #99— George Galloway (@George Galloway) 1555532441
Still, it's worth remembering that in 2014, Galloway wanted to remain in the EU. How times change, aye?
George Galloway (2014): “I’ll be campaigning to remain in the EU as anyone with any brain cells will be doing” Ge… https://t.co/a7RJOfRco4— Laurie Macfarlane (@Laurie Macfarlane) 1555568855
HT The Poke
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