A Rebel Labour MP is set to speak in Oxford on 16 May at the Town Hall, writes Hoda Mahmoud, in a discussion on the War on Iraq. George Galloway, currently the target of a political controversy, is a frequent speaker in Oxford and attracted a huge audience when he last spoke in March. Oxford Students Stop The War have organised the talk. Their press officer Johnny Morton stated that the purpose of the meeting was to ‘keep awareness levels high about the situation in Iraq; the situation is far from resolved and we must not believe unquestioningly the assurances of those in power that everything has ended happily, particularly when this is not the case.’ Galloway was this week suspended from the Labour party only weeks after accusations in the Daily Telegraph that he accepted a cut of oil money worth £375,000 a year from the former Iraqi regime in exchange for support for Saddam. OSSTW have organised frequent anti-war meetings and protests, with the aim of highlighting the injustices and aftermath of war. The meeting will also include Jeremy Corbyn MP and Rev. Richard Harries Bishop of Oxford.
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