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  TalkRadio sacks George Galloway over 'antisemitic views'
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Last EditedIndyGeorgia  Jun 03, 2019 06:08am
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AuthorJim Waterson
News DateMonday, June 3, 2019 10:55:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionGeorge Galloway has been sacked from his TalkRadio show with immediate effect, after the former MP said Liverpool’s victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League final meant there would be “No Israel flags on the cup”.

The football club, which has a strong association with the Jewish community, had called for him to be sacked, saying: “It’s astounding in this day and age to read such blatant antisemitism published on a social platform by someone who is still afforded air time on a radio station on which he has previously broken broadcast impartiality rules.”

The former Labour and Respect party MP had presented the Friday night programme, called The Mother of All Talk Shows, since 2016. Earlier this year the station was censured by the media regulator Ofcom for breaching broadcasting impartiality rules when Galloway cast doubt on Russian involvement in the poisoning of Yulia and Sergei Skripal in Salisbury last year.

A spokesperson for the station confirmed it had taken him off air following his tweet, which was posted at full-time on Saturday night. “TalkRadio has terminated George Galloway’s weekly show with immediate effect. As a fair and balanced news provider, TalkRadio does not tolerate antisemitic views.”
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