Results 121–140 of 800 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:George Galloway

First Solution Money Transfer Ltd (18 Jul 2007)

George Galloway: No, if the hon. Lady will forgive me. I am running out of time, and I want the Minister to have time to reply. I met the Minister, who was most gracious, and she rejected direct help on the grounds that it would encourage moral hazard. But if the Government encouraged the system that failed to protect the customer, the Government have the moral obligation to help. As for regulation, it needs...

Pakistan (11 Jun 2007)

George Galloway: I have an interest in Pakistan. I hold the highest civil award that the country can bestow, the Hilal-i-Quaid-i-Azam, given to me at the end of the 1980s for my work for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan at the end of an earlier bout of military dictatorship supported at the time by the then British Government. I also hold the second highest civil award in Pakistan, the...

Community Cohesion (23 Mar 2007)

George Galloway: rose—

Community Cohesion (23 Mar 2007)

George Galloway: I am extremely grateful, given the shortage of time. I welcome the promise to weigh carefully the commission's recommendations over the summer, but will the Minister accept two brief points? First, jobcentre workers have stated, through their union and their professional association, that they are not the best people to teach English to the people who want to learn it. The further education...

Community Cohesion (23 Mar 2007)

George Galloway: rose—

Community Cohesion (23 Mar 2007)

George Galloway: I am extremely grateful. English is my first language, but the Minister lost me. She said that the Government were not cutting the funding—but they are cutting £27 million from London further education colleges, which have to make those cuts. I told the House that 20 staff are about to be sacked in Tower Hamlets college, joining 35 who were sacked last year because of cuts. How can she...

Community Cohesion (23 Mar 2007)

George Galloway: I begin with this evening's Evening Standard headline, "East Enders 'need English to win Olympic jobs'", by its Olympics correspondent. The article begins: "A call was made today for an English language academy to be set up in the East End to help local unemployed workers benefit from the Olympics. A London Assembly report warns that thousands of jobs may fail to materialise, despite pledges...

Opposition Day: Electoral System (26 Feb 2007)

George Galloway: Like the hon. Member for Spelthorne (Mr. Wilshire), I wish that I had more than 10 minutes, because much needs to be said. Complacency is a fatal flaw in politics, yet it has been the hallmark of the Government's approach this evening—and, indeed, during all previous discussions and debates on this subject. Listening to the Minister tonight, one would not think that in addition to...

Opposition Day: Electoral System (26 Feb 2007)

George Galloway: I shall not go down that road, because the Conservative party started the deterioration of Government integrity in this country. I would not want it to be thought that I am in any way sympathetic to Conservatives just because I shall be voting with them this evening. Trade unions affiliated to new Labour sent out postal vote application forms by the hundreds of thousands to their members and...

Point of Order: Iraq and the wider Middle East (24 Jan 2007)

George Galloway: When I was his warm-up act, I used to describe the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton (Sir Gerald Kaufman) as the best Foreign Secretary we never had, and his speech this evening showed why. Indeed, an alternative Administration of all the talents became clear on the Labour Benches, including the right hon. Gentleman's friends the right hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Frank...

Bill Presented: Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (20 Jul 2006)

George Galloway: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. I did not rise to the hon. Gentleman's wholly gratuitous—and, as it happens, erroneous—reference to me. I have never attended a meeting of Hizb ut-Tahrir. However, is it in order for an hon. Member to name an individual civil servant in the Foreign Office in that disparaging way, when that civil servant is not here to answer for themselves?

Points of Order: UK-US Extradition Treaty (12 Jul 2006)

George Galloway: On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I counted five references to "the Enron three" after the Solicitor-General said that he would not use the term again. The record will show that.

Points of Order: UK-US Extradition Treaty (12 Jul 2006)

George Galloway: It is true, as the hon. Gentleman—whoever he was—said, that I was not on any demonstration for these three bankers, although I have been on demonstrations over the last two years on another case that you have precluded discussion of this afternoon, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Neither is it any good Labour Ministers trying to slip on their old class warrior clothes, fulminating about the Enron...

Points of Order: UK-US Extradition Treaty (12 Jul 2006)

George Galloway: From a Government —[ Interruption. ] I think that I have the Floor, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

Points of Order: UK-US Extradition Treaty (12 Jul 2006)

George Galloway: I do not think that it is effective at all, because if it was not by means of a pager, it must have been by means of telepathy that the briefing notes read out by the shadow Solicitor-General were echoed in every particular in the contribution that the Solicitor-General made earlier. The country will not have missed the fact that Ministers, who a couple of weeks ago were wrapping themselves...

Press Regulation (8 May 2006)

George Galloway: I am grateful to my right hon. Friend, the last of the Mohicans on the Labour Front Bench, for giving way. The reality is that the reason so few people complain to the PCC is that it is not worth a pot of warm water. It has absolutely no effect on the gutter press of Rupert Murdoch and the News of the World. They laugh at it. That is why I did not take my complaint to the PCC. I preferred to...

Press Regulation (8 May 2006)

George Galloway: I had to risk absolute and total ruinto do so. I would either have been £2 million up or£2 million down. Most people cannot risk doing that and do not have families that permit them to do that. That is why we need something a bit stronger than what my right hon. Friend has to say this evening.

Press Regulation (8 May 2006)

George Galloway: This will not be a rant about the venality of the prevailing orthodoxy in the British media. Everyone is currently recalling the words of Enoch Powell, who said that all political careers end in failure. [Interruption.] Actually, mine is going quite well, judging by last Thursday's election results. I advise Labour Members to pipe down on that particular subject; otherwise I shall talk to...

Industrial Relations (28 Feb 2006)

George Galloway: Will my hon. Friend confirm that the taxpayer is subsiding private train operators between two and three times as much as the taxpayer subsidised British Rail before privatisation?

Industrial Relations (28 Feb 2006)

George Galloway: I am grateful to my hon. Friend for allowing me to intervene again in his admirable speech. I congratulate him on obtaining this debate because it is timely and important. The first time that I met the Secretary of State for Transport, 31 years ago, he was pressing Trotskyite tracts on bewildered railwaymen at Waverley station in Edinburgh. He metamorphosed, as have so many new Labour...


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