Who's been sleeping in George Galloway's bed?
George Galloway MP has filed a bizarre Early Day Motion accusing a member of the Metropolitan Police of sleeping in his bed
For those unaware, Early Day Motions (EDMs) in the British Parliament can be a great campaigning tool for charities and pressure groups that a Member of Parliament (MP) wishes to support. They can and should, foremostly, be used to highlight issues in MP's constituencies, though this isn't always the case.
But a lot of the time, there is eccentricity and superfluity when it comes to EDMs, leading to a spiralling cost situation that the British taxpayer is left to bear the burden of.
So what does George Galloway do when he needs to a raise a concern about Metropolitan Police activity? Presumably, he goes to the Independent Police Complaints Commission, or raises issues directly with the Met. Presumably.
But he also decides to file an Early Day Motion bitching about someone sleeping in his house without his consent. I would have thought that 'sleeping' and 'consent' are two issues that Galloway would want to avoid at present, given his recent form.
Galloway's gripe it seems, is that one of his employees chose to have a relationship with a member of the Metropolitan Police, who was invited to Mr. Galloway's home by 'Ms. A' (now suspended) and spent the night there.
The veracity of these claims is of course, yet to be established, but Galloway's further insistence that the Metropolitan Police officer was conspiring against him, alleging voter fraud in Galloway's almost unbelievable victory in Bradford West, and asking the Home Secretary to make a statement to the House of Commons as a result looks like gratuitous mudslinging.
Could it be that Galloway is a tad touchy after this article emerged in The Guardian? He even names The Guardian in his EDM, the text of which follows.
At the time of publishing this blog, unsurprisingly, Galloway is the only signatory to his own Early Day Motion. Given his recent comments about etiquette when sleeping with someone, perhaps the named party can be grateful that Mr. Galloway was not in the house at the time.
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