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    Quote Originally Posted by tatarsky
    A friend of mine worked with him years ago when he was running War on Want, and aparently rumours of corruption buzzed around him like flies back them too.
    He's clearly bent as an old tent peg. And he comes across as such a scheming arsehole on CBB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Hotflush
    He's clearly bent as an old tent peg.
    I dunno though - surely if there was anything concrete on him, we'd have seen it by now? He's pi$$ed off so many people. Some of those round him were clearly on the take but no one's managed to prove that he ever profited personally from his charity or for oil-for-food. I suspect that, like the WMDs, the powers that be cant find anything because it didnt happen.

    Whatever it is that motivates GG's actions, it doesnt seem to be greed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gabba Flamenco Crossover
    At least those shows do engage with political issues.
    Only to trivialize and personalize them, especially in the case of the nihilistic public school guffaw-fest that is

    HIGNFY
    which even if it

    is probably the highest rated current affairs show on TV excluding news bulletins
    it has absolutely no merit in terms of political analysis or discussion. It reduces politics to BB-style personalised gossip; at least GG is trying to go in the other direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tatarsky
    Sadly though, Endemol have gagged him, so there's absolutely no chance of him getting anything remotely controvertial aired. Furthermore, he knows this. So when he declares that he's going in "for Palestine", I can't help but think: Bullshit.
    Hmmm, but the most media impact most BB folk have is in the week or two after they leave the house. Let's see if all the highbrow media sneering at Galloway refuse to interview him after he comes out..

    A friend of mine worked with him years ago when he was running War on Want, and aparently rumours of corruption buzzed around him like flies back them too.
    What does this prove exactly? The combined forces of the British and the American secret services plus the most intrusive media in the world have done their best to dig up dirt on Galloway for years. Nothing concrete yet.

    But plenty of rumour and innuendo.

    Of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-punk
    Hmmm, but the most media impact most BB folk have is in the week or two after they leave the house. Let's see if all the highbrow media sneering at Galloway refuse to interview him after he comes out..
    Fair point. Given that highbrow media sneering, it'll be fun to see if them all do a u-turn and use him to boost circulation.

    Quote Originally Posted by k-punk
    What does this prove exactly?
    Nothing. It's just another piece of hearsay to add to the pile (except with a mildly closer source to me). Of all I've seen of him though, I can't help get the feeling that he's arrogant and deluded in equal measure. On entering BB he declared rather smugly: "I think Blair will be in two minds about my entering the BB house. On the one hand, he won't be glad of all the publicity I'll be getting, but on the other, he'll just be glad that I'm not in the house of commons!" (or words to that effect).

    Whilst I may agree with some of his opinions, and I admire his oratory skills, that level of arrogance just leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tatarsky

    Nothing. It's just another piece of hearsay to add to the pile (except with a mildly closer source to me). Of all I've seen of him though, I can't help get the feeling that he's arrogant and deluded in equal measure. On entering BB he declared rather smugly: "I think Blair will be in two minds about my entering the BB house. On the one hand, he won't be glad of all the publicity I'll be getting, but on the other, he'll just be glad that I'm not in the house of commons!" (or words to that effect).

    Whilst I may agree with some of his opinions, and I admire his oratory skills, that level of arrogance just leaves a nasty taste in my mouth.
    I agree he's arrogant and possibly deluded (but surely Blair WON'T like the amount of publicity he's getting, actually) but I think that's a world away from financial corruption. It's the attempts to smear him that leave a bad taste in my mouth.

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    Well, a lot of my favourite musos and comedians are could be described as somewhat arrogant deluded people but that doesn't stop me from enjoying their work or them from recognising and expressing the truth, being effective communicators and craftsmen/craftswomen etc.

    I probably wouldn't want to share a drink with them but that's what one's friends are for..

    Galloway seems to be supporting the right cause and he's a great communicator for it and so more power to him. I can't see this show from here on the other side of the world but I think it would take some guts and a modicum of humility to muck in with the others on TV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D84
    Galloway seems to be supporting the right cause and he's a great communicator for it and so more power to him.
    What cause would that be? The plucky freedom fighters of Iraq:

    "The resistance is getting stronger every day, and the will to remain as an occupier by Britain and America is getting weaker everyday. Therefore, it can be said, truly said, that the Iraqi resistance is not just defending Iraq. They are defending all the Arabs, and they are defending all the people of the world from American hegemony." Galloway on Al-Jazeera 31st July 2005

    Bombings kill 15 in Iraq capital
    At least 15 people have been killed and 26 wounded in two near-simultaneous bomb attacks in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Iraqi police say.
    The first attack came from a suicide bomber who walked into a crowded cafe in the centre of the city and killed at least 12 civilians. BBC report Jan 16th 2006

    Defend the Arabs by killing the Arabs? That's not a cause I can support.

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    Although initially i've had respect for his respect party,George is a twat and as he goes on looks more like a twat than ever, did you see the other night 'the house was so far from racist,' he protested, that they let Dennis get away with things they would never accept from a white man (ie. sexual predatation , bad language, lack of self-control, talking about his knob). !!? And his crap about if he anyone knows about racism he does?
    Then he attacks the two american's for being american and talks about dennis being a tiger in a cage and traci teasing him, wtf?
    He's clearly using Pete to do his dirty work, keeping him close and winding him up so he'll do the pawn work.

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    Looks like he might be out, and I reckon he'll regret ever having been in.

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    mms, that sounds like "David" from the office.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDjigit
    mms, that sounds like "David" from the office.
    haha yes well never thought of it like that, but it kinda works - esp in the light of him doing a task that had him and another guy doing robotics last night to try and emote something like 'slightly pertubed as a small puppy refuses to come to you' really very funny indeed, in one of those 'watch someone humiliate themselves' way.
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    Sorry about this but:

    He's so out.

    Throw me a bone someone. Some ludicrous scenes in this current house!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteUM
    Sorry about this but:

    He's so out.

    Throw me a bone someone. Some ludicrous scenes in this current house!
    Your right. Last night was utterly shocking. The man is a pompous, arrogant, hypocritical and self-obsessed bully. The combination of spiteful and vindictive (not to mention needless) abuse from himself, Rodman and Pete (worm-tounge) Best was truely a sight to behold... and the fact that Barrymore eventually emerged as the voice of sanity, and possible winner IMO, tells you all you need to know.

    He really has fucked up beyond belief with this whole adventure. Its a real shame that hes so associated with the anti-war movement...

    Wonder what the interview will be like tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by droid
    Your right. Last night was utterly shocking. The man is a pompous, arrogant, hypocritical and self-obsessed bully. The combination of spiteful and vindictive (not to mention needless) abuse from himself, Rodman and Pete (worm-tounge) Best was truely a sight to behold... and the fact that Barrymore eventually emerged as the voice of sanity, and possible winner IMO, tells you all you need to know.

    He really has fucked up beyond belief with this whole adventure. Its a real shame that hes so associated with the anti-war movement...
    Barrymore the voice of sanity? I think he's more fucked up than ever, especially trying on his 'wacky Frenchman' routine - real hands-over-eyes stuff. Actually, incredibly, my respect for Galloway massively increased last night, even if it wasn't for anything more substantial than calling that saddo from the aptly-named Ordinary Boys a "liar and a sneak" (which is a superb insult when delivered in a Scottish accent), and puffing away on his cigar while pretending to read 'The Communist Manifesto'. I hope Traci wins, she's nice.

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