Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Galloway ate too much oil

George Galloway should be suspended from the House of Commons for 18 sitting days, the Standards and Privileges Committee recommended today.

The MP for the Respect party was criticised by the committee over his conduct which was aimed at “concealing the true source of Iraqi funding” to a charity he set up and failure to co-operate with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards.

It backed a finding that there was “strong circumstantial evidence” that his Mariam Appeal received cash from the UN’s Oil for Food Programme “with Mr Galloway’s connivance”.

It said that the MP had been “complicit in the concealment of the true source of the funds” and had “damaged the reputation of the House” - and said that he was “clearly irresponsible” in refusing to look into the source of substantial donations to the fund. ...

More: Galloway faces 18-day suspension from Commons

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