George Galloway's Statement in
UK Parliament on Isis airstrikes
George Galloway gave one of the most
controversial speeches in today's parliamentary
debate considering the whether the UK should
take action against the Islamic State in Iraq,
as MPs tried to shout down the Respect MP.
Galloway told MPs that the terrorist group,
popularly known as ISIS or ISIL, only controlled
so much of Iraq as the population allowed them
to do so, angered by previous Western military
"That population is quiescent because of Western
policies and Western invasion," he said, adding
that the group "could not survive for five
minutes if the tribes of Western Iraq rose up
Posted September 27, 2014
George Galloway and Jacqui Smith on bombing
You're getting sleepy. So, so sleepy.
When I count to three you will want war,
British MPs support UK
air strikes against IS in Iraq:
The UK Parliament has backed British
participation in air strikes against Islamic
State extremists in Iraq. After a seven-hour
debate, MPs voted for military action by 524
votes to 43.
How your MP voted on Iraq
motion was opposed by six Conservatives, one
Liberal Democrat, and 23 Labour MPs, with
Rushanara Ali abstaining by voting for and
against. She resigned from the opposition front
bench in order to abstain.