The controversial British MP George Galloway has claimed that he urged Syria’s tyrant president Bashar al Assad to go to the ballot box and stand for election in the war torn country.
Galloway – who has previously praised Saddam Hussein’s ‘courage, strength and indefatigability’, and who works for the Iranian state-run Press TV – used his television segment this week to boast about how he urged al Assad to undertake the vote, expecting a “handsome victory” for the despotic Arab leader.
“I urged Bashar al Assad to go to the ballot box, to have a free and fair presidential election and I said to him that actually I think you would win – and thus you would be the only… only democratically elected Arab leader in the entire region”.
Yesterday it was reported that Assad had “won” the Syrian election with 88.7 percent of the vote, on a 73 percent turnout.
The Guardian reports: “The European Union joined the US in condemning the election, saying in a statement that “it cannot be considered as a genuinely democratic vote.”
He failed to apologise to the British Parliament for misleading it over the issue. He was recently caught on camera telling a constituent in his parliamentary seat of Bradford West, “I don’t want your f**king vote!”