October 27, 2005


Ex-minister likens MP to Lord Haw-Haw (Andrew Sparrow, 28/10/2005, Daily Telegraph)

Denis MacShane, the former Foreign Office minister, said the claims were so serious that they should be investigated by a joint committee of the Commons and the US Congress.

Speaking on the floor of the Commons, Mr MacShane said he could not comment on the allegations that were published by the Senate sub-committee on Monday.

He said Mr Galloway "employs very expensive libel lawyers to stop any press investigation into his role as Lord Haw-Haw for one of the worst tyrants in the world's history, responsible for killing more Muslims than anybody else in the history of that religion.

"Still, we do need a joint Congress and Commons committee of inquiry to settle the truth once and for all.

"Because if any of the allegations of financial receipt are true, it is not just the honourable member's reputation that is at stake. It's the reputation of this House, if it does not deal with it."

Mr Galloway was not in the Commons to hear himself compared to Lord Haw-Haw, the nickname given to the infamous Nazi propagandist and convicted traitor William Joyce who was hanged in 1946.

Was Joyce really in it for the money?

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 27, 2005 11:14 PM
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