Date: September 13, 2018
“George Galloway tell of the time he worked as an undercover agent fighting against the apartheid in South Africa and concludes his answer by saying he will never debate with a supporter of apartheids as apartheid’s are the worst forms of racism and facism there is.
George Galloway interrupted by student who accuses him of being a racist.
Filmed on Monday 14th October 2013.
ABOUT GEORGE GALLOWAY:
Few contemporary politicians have attracted as much controversy as George Galloway. A Labour MP from 1987 to 2003, he was an outspoken critic of the policies of Tony Blair and New Labour, in particular the decision to invade Iraq. Fiery comments such as “”the best thing British troops can do is to refuse to obey illegal orders”” saw Galloway expelled from the Labour Party. But Galloway returned to the political fray by founding the Respect Party and winning Bethnal Green and Bow in the 2005 General Election. Mr Galloway re-entered Parliament in this March as MP for Bradford West and has recently provoked controversy and criticism with his comments on the rape charges against Wikileaks’ Julian Assange.
ABOUT THE OXFORD UNION SOCIETY:
The Union is the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing international guests and speakers to Oxford. It has been established for 190 years, aiming to promote debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.”
I like the way he seizes control, and handles this.
…I’m a bit more split, on the whole idea that we should refuse to talk/debate with the people we disagree with…even if it is, over a deeply held belief or position.