Galloway says UK ought to exit Nato and retirement age ought to be 60 in giveaway spree for voters | EUROtoday

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George Galloway has vowed to withdraw the UK from Nato and pledged to supply staff the choice of retiring at 60 in a giveaway spree introduced for voters as he launched his occasion’s imaginative and prescient for the UK.

Mr Galloway, chief of the Workers Party of Great Britain, introduced his 34-page manifesto supported by a smattering of supporters and among the 154 candidates standing for Westminster representing his occasion.

He dedicated to “all workers having the option of retiring at 60”, elevating the tax-free allowance from £12,570 to £21,200 for 2 million low-paid staff, and boosting social housing in his voter giveaways.

Then, he warned the world is edging nearer to nuclear “Armageddon”, however went on to pledge to scrap the UK’s nuclear weapons, and withdraw the nation from Nato.

Leader of the Workers Party of Britain George Galloway holds a copy of the manifesto during his party’s manifesto launch on Wednesday
Leader of the Workers Party of Britain George Galloway holds a replica of the manifesto throughout his occasion’s manifesto launch on Wednesday (Getty Images)

Described by Mr Galloway as a “very beautiful document” promising a brighter future, the manifesto contains chapters on redistribution, democratic reform and Palestine and referenced Ok-Pop and “creeping buro-fascism”.

The veteran politician spoke on the launch occasion at a lodge in Manchester, just some miles south from Rochdale, the place he grew to become the city’s MP in February, following a by-election after the dying of Labour incumbent Tony Lloyd.

He promised a “staggering” breakthrough on the General Election for his occasion, which he described because the “antidote” to each Labour, who he mentioned they search to interchange, and Nigel Farage’s Reform Party.

“We are the spirit of Labour past or what it was supposed to be. Labour, long ago, lost its way, lost its purpose,” he mentioned.

A supporter hands-out placards during the Workers Party of Britain manifesto launch
A supporter hands-out placards through the Workers Party of Britain manifesto launch (Getty Images)

Mr Galloway described each Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour chief Mr Starmer as “sub-prime performers” with “vacuous” programmes, however mentioned that Mr Farage at the least “has something to say” – even when he’s mistaken.

His ten-point occasion programme begins with a pledge to finish “imperialist wars” and Nato withdrawal, a topic he returned to.

Mr Galloway mentioned: “We are potentially headed to Armageddon and if we don’t get out of this death spiral, then none of this will have been worth arguing over at all.

“If Keir Starmer turns into the Prime Minister, inside six months, Britain will likely be at warfare. I imply an precise warfare with British troops deployed.

“Don’t arm these dangerous people with a super-majority in Parliament.”

Leader of the Workers Party of Britain George Galloway arrives ahead of his party's manifesto launch at the Voco hotel in Manchester
Leader of the Workers Party of Britain George Galloway arrives forward of his occasion’s manifesto launch on the Voco lodge in Manchester (Getty Images)

Mr Galloway claimed the BBC has been “working” for Keir Starmer and Labour had been “made safe” for “the establishment” and the “Deep State”.

He added: “The fact that Starmer is going to take us to disaster potentially, existential disaster, is a national emergency.”

Mr Galloway mentioned Britain had suffered many years of subservience to the EU and the US, making it a “vassal” of Washington and a rustic, he mentioned, being led by a “senile dementia patient”.

He claimed Royal Navy warships have been within the Black Sea, the Red Sea and the South China Sea, “threatening others” relatively than defending their very own coast.

And he described Nato as a “war machine” with the West led by leaders who need battle whereas edging nearer to a “game of nuclear bluff” with Russia, China and North Korea and solely the “woke armies of the West” to defend itself.

Party pledges on low cost housing, free childcare, free grownup training and public laundries could be paid for by scrapping UK’s nuclear weapons, which Mr Galloway mentioned value the nation £12,000 each minute.

Last month he confronted criticism for “blatant homophobia” after saying he doesn’t assume that homosexual relationships are equal to heterosexual relationships.

Mr Galloway mentioned he didn’t need kids to be taught “that gay relationships are exactly the same and as normal as a mum, a dad and kids”.

In March he accused the UK of being concerned in final week’s Moscow terror assault in feedback seized upon by a Kremlin-linked newspaper.

The Rochdale MP accused the US and the UK of mendacity concerning the involvement of Isis within the assault, which killed at the least 139 folks and injured round 360, on his discuss present on YouTube.

The feedback have been rapidly picked up by Rossiyskaya Gazetaa newspaper printed by the Russian authorities, which cited him as an professional discussing the assault.

Mr Galloway instructed The Independent on the time he had by no means heard of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

He has additionally repeatedly been accused of spreading conspiracy theories, together with not too long ago speculating that the Princess of Wales was “dead” and that the April 2022 Russian bloodbath of civilians in Bucha, simply north of Kyiv, was possible staged.

Voters go to the polls for the overall election on 4 July.