Robert Colvile

Bye, George

Respect has dwindled, his mayoral campaign has failed to catch fire, and several groups of investigators are circling…

The race to be London Mayor is the biggest personality contest in politics. And one personality looms largest: George Galloway, back from Bradford and seeking his fortune on the capital’s streets.

In his public appearances, the Respect party leader has been on his usual bombastic form. But dig a little deeper, and it becomes apparent that his campaign — and his career — is on the shakiest ground.

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