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    In case you haven't spotted this, George Galloway has today revealed that he was sexually abused as a child.

    The Respect MP broke his lifelong silence on the issue in a column defending Harriet Harman's support for the government's controversial "barring and vetting" proposals for those whose work brings them into contact with children.

    Writing in the Daily Record today, Galloway says:


    I was a victim of sexual abuse, at the age of 11, at the hands of a person in a position of trust. He was a school janitor.

    He didn't just strike against me and he should not have been employed in that capacity. If Harriet's plans had been in place then, he never would have been.

    I'm not saying the abuse has ruined my life or anything. I've had a happy life.

    But it did affect my life and not in a good way and neither in ways I care to rehearse before you.

    Every time a Soham murderer or a Dunblane Thomas Hamilton emerges, I die a little inside as I remember that dirty old man driven by the same perverted interest in sexually attacking kids.

    I told no one, not even my wives, of what happened to me. All I feel is ashamed, though I was the child victim and he the aggressive predator.

    He must be dead now and past shame and in a spirit of forgiveness; I hope he's roasting in the hell-fires. I tell you now because it just might help Harriet Harman win the argument with the anti-PC brigade.


    I draw this to your attention because much is often written about the controversial ex-Labour MP but never before have I heard or read this particular detail. It takes a huge amount of courage for any victim of abuse to talk about their experience and this must be even more true for someone with a high public profile. Galloway has clearly chosen not to divulge any further details but his willingness to speak out in defence of those more vulnerable than himself must surely be applauded.
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    GEORGE GALLOWAY has revealed that he was a victim of sex abuse as a child.

    In today's Record, the controversial MP talks for the first time about his ordeal at the hands of a twisted school janitor - and backs Government plans to vet anyone whose work brings them into contact with children.

    He also slams opponents who insist that they won't pay the vetting charge to prove they are not paedophiles. Galloway reveals that his abuser was in a position of trust.

    And he says that if vetting laws had been in place, the pervert would not have had access to any child.

    Galloway said: "I'm not saying the abuse which happened has ruined my life or anything.

    "But it did affect my life, and not in a good way and neither in ways I care to rehearse before you.

    "Every time a Soham murderer or a Dunblane Thomas Hamilton emerges, I die a little inside as I remember that dirty old man in Dundee driven by the same perverted interest in sexually attacking kids.

    "And the fact that I did not speak up - I told no one of what happened to me.

    "All I feel is ashamed, though I was the victim and he the aggressive predator."

    The MP thinks his abuser is now dead.

    But in typical Galloway fashion, he adds: "I hope he's roasting in the hell fires."

    Backing the vetting proposals, Galloway concludes: "If just one child is spared the horrors of sexual abuse by someone they had a reason to trust, then it would be worth it.

    "Trust me. I know."
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    I'll refrain from commenting.
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    Oh, him. I'd almost completely forgotten about him; maybe that's the point.
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    That explains many things

    Not a very nice thing to go through though.
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    How convenient.
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    Who's George Galloway?
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    Did that make him act like a cat?
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    (Original post by rockrunride)
    Did that make him act like a cat?
    No but he'll probably blame it on Israel
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    And...

    It must have been a horrific experience for him but I don't think it will win him votes.
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    I don't even believe him.
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    Clearly it was the Jews to blame. Damn Jews.
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    I fail to see how this actually constitutes a rational argument for this ludicrous scheme.
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    I'm guessing the next part of his story will involve a brave Arabic freedom fighter who reported the Zionist janitor for his abuse and saved dear Georgie from the depredations of Abraham's people.
 
 
 
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