Change cat suit for bat suit, Galloway told by F4J

Controversial MP George Galloway - who infamously donned a cat suit during his appearance on Celebrity Big Brother - has been invited to join Fathers 4 Justice.

The invitation came from Matt O’Connor, the campaign group’s founder, after he appeared on Galloway’s programme on the Talk Sport radio station.

O’Connor said Galloway’s radicalism could be an asset in the group’s campaign for reform to the family justice system.

He said Galloway would need “all the indefatigability he can muster” in his struggle to retain meaningful access to his son, Zein, born in May to his former researcher and partner Rima Husseini.

“This could be the father of all battles, so perhaps it’s time George traded in his cat suit for a bat suit,” O’Connor said. “He might have written us off as nutters, but the ‘madness is our method’ approach of F4J is nothing compared to the insanity he’ll discover behind the closed doors of the family justice system.”

The Bethnal Green and Bow MP praised Saddam Hussein for his “courage, strength and indefatigability” during a visit to Baghdad in 1994. Earlier this year, Parliament's standards watchdog recommended that he be suspended from the House of Commons for 18 sitting days after it found that his former charity, the Mariam Appeal, profited from Hussein’s manipulation of the UN’s Oil-for-Food Programme.

O’Connor promised to give Galloway as much support and legal advice as he needed. “He clearly adores his son,” he said. “If he would like our help, we’ll gladly offer it to him.”

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