Student Takes on Galloway At The Oxford Union

André Rhoden-Paul
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Oxford student launches verbal attack on MP George Galloway during Union speech.

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An Oxford student last night launched a verbal attack on ex MP George Galloway during a question and answer session following his speech to Union members.

Mr Galloway had just finished talking about the dire state of British politics when Jonathon Hunter, a second year from Brasenose college, was chosen to put a question forward.

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The student tried to approach Mr Galloway whilst talking in fluent Hebrew and concealing an unknown item underneath his jumper. A visibly shaken Galloway warned Jonathon Hunter to “not come any closer.”

The student then revealed an Israeli flag, shouting (in English): “I don’t debate with racists” before being escorted out by security.

It is believed that Jonathon is a friend of Oxford student Eylon Aslan-Levy who earlier this year held a debate with George Galloway. Mr Galloway walked out of the meeting half way saying “I don’t debate with Israelis.”

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Earlier in the evening George Galloway, British politican, broadcaster and Respect MP for Bradford West, had defended his position comparing Israel to Apartheid South Africa. He passionately recounted his efforts fighting South African apartheid with his Jewish colleagues to applause.

It is not yet known whether further action will be taken against Jonathon Hunter.

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