Saturday, 9 August 2014
UKIP Bradford calls on George Galloway to withdraw his comments on banning Israeli people from Bradford
As an anti-war party we have sympathy for the plight of the Palestinian people but we totally reject George Galloway’s call of banning Israeli people from Bradford. UKIP Bradford’s stance is that we welcome all communities, students and tourists to our fabulous city. We find George Galloway’s language offensive and call on him to withdraw his comments.
UKIP Bradford Chairman Jason Smith says: “Whatever Mr Galloway’s opinion of the Israeli government it is not for him to decide who is welcome in our city. While Mr Galloway and indeed Mr Ward may have a hatred of the Israeli government it is wrong for them to tar every Israeli person with the same brush. MP’s David Ward and George Galloway’s seem to be in a fierce competition to see who can be the most offensive which is bringing our city in to disrepute.”
UKIP Bradford has sympathy for the plight of the people of Palestine but we feel it is wrong that Bradford Council should be taking sides in this conflict and flying the flag of Palestine.
UKIP Bradford Chairman Jason Smith says: “We are all horrified with what we see happening in Gaza but we feel it is not Bradford Council’s place to take sides on this matter. This seems like a move by the Labour run council to garner support in the Asian community in the light of increasingly hard-line comments from MP’s Ward and Galloway.”