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George Galloway has included a dedication to carry a referendum on the way forward for the monarchy within the manifesto of his Workers Party of Great Britain – whereas admitting he “liked Queen Elizabeth II”.

Mr Galloway, who was elected MP for Rochdale at a by-election earlier this yr, was in characteristically combative kind on the launch at this time, as soon as once more branding Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Labour chief Sir Keir Starmer “two cheeks of the same backside”.

And throughout the course of a press convention this afternoon, he was placed on the spot by one reporter who requested him whether or not the query of the Royal Family’s future was a delicate one, given King Charles and the Princess of Wales are each at the moment present process most cancers therapy.

Mr Galloway, who has beforehand served as an MP for each Labour and Respect, replied: “There are plenty of people being treated for cancer although most of them can’t afford to jump the queue by paying for the treatment in the country’s best hospital.

“In fact, there’s hundreds of thousands of people suffering from cancer in this country.”

He careworn that his get together’s situation was with having individuals in positions of energy who weren’t elected.

He stated: “That’s why we utterly oppose the House of Lords and that’s why we oppose the monarchy.

“I happen to know Princess Anne, and I would back her for President of Britain any day. She is an outstanding woman.

“I met her in Buckingham Palace and I told her we had met her before, that I had been the young waiter to serve her wine at the Angus Hotel in Dundee on her state visit to the town.

“I told her that she had posed me with a very great dilemma because when I asked her red or white Your Majesty, she replied, ‘Yes’.

“I liked the Queen. I thought the Queen did a great job.

“But I argued that upon her demise, after a long and eventful life, we should have another referendum on whether or not to continue the monarchy and I stand by that policy.”