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Cry Bradford, for George and George

It’s going to be the battle of the Georges in Bradford West at next year’s general election – and Mr S reckons it could be a worth keeping an eye on George Grant, the Tory candidate selected for the seat on Saturday. After helping to launch the Libya Herald, the country’s first post-Gaddafi English language newspaper, Grant was forced to flee in 2013 when his investigative work into Benghazi’s extremist militias made him the target of abduction threats.

Which is a somewhat sounder tale of adventure in the region than those of his Bradford West opponent, George Galloway – not least the Respect MP’s cosying up to the late Saddam Hussein. And it could well be significant in a seat with the second-highest proportion of Muslim voters in the country. Why does Mr S get the feeling that these two are going to fall out?

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