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Issue No. 1949

“Galloway is a popular man in Bethnal Green & Bow, where over 40 percent of the population is Muslim, and King’s 10,000 majority is looking increasingly shaky.”
UPI press agency report syndicated to papers around the world last week

“Muslim security guard Mohammed Miah helped put Tony Blair in power at the last election. At the 5 May vote, he plans to vote for George Galloway.”
Gulf Daily News, Bahraini Newspaper

“Salma Yaqoob is one of a handful of candidates fighting the mighty Labour electoral machine in the name of a tiny start-up movement called Respect — feeding on the anti-war sentiment that lingers in the deep mistrust many voters avow toward Tony Blair.”
New York Times

“Aziz Chaudhury, a 27 year old youth worker in the tough Tower Hamlets area, said he was a card-carrying Labour member but would vote for Galloway.”
Middle East Online

“Iraq has become the crucial issue in Bethnal Green & Bow where Labour Party officials fear an upset. Galloway appears to be making good progress in a bitterly fought campaign.”
Financial Times

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Sat 30 Apr 2005, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1949
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