Dead Men Left

Thursday, March 17, 2005

On dirty tricks

A hagiographic interview with Oona King appeared in the Observer last December. The sainted one declared of her election campaign against George Galloway that:

'I hope it doesn't get too dirty,' she says, 'but everyone tells me that with one of the candidates, that's inevitable.' There doesn't seem to be much doubt which one she means.


The Labour MP Oona King has issued an apology and made a settlement with rival MP George Galloway over allegations she made last year.

The two are locked in a tight and increasingly personal battle for Ms King's Bethnal Green and Bow constituency in London, which Mr Galloway is fighting for the anti-war Respect coalition.

Last week Ms King paid Mr Galloway's legal costs and made a £1,000 donation to charity over allegations she made in a press conference and press release last year about sexually improper behaviour.