Britain: Galloway victory stuns establishment
After just three weeks of campaigning, the stunning victory of George Galloway in the Bradford West by-election shows that rapid developments can take us all by surprise. Labour politicians have been quick to downplay the significance of Galloway's return to Parliament - along with the disintegration of their 10,000 vote majority. In reality this was no "one-off" but a precursor to the inevitable effects of the decades of neglect and cuts agenda overseen by the mainstream parties.