"Their response to finding an alternative way of making spending cuts in the public sector has been patchy and unconvincing.
"It has been left to Galloway, campaigning on a fairer cuts ticket, to point up the iniquity of the richest companies in the UK withholding taxes worth hundreds of millions in dodgy avoidance schemes."
"At the age of 28 he was Chairman of the Scottish Labour Party following a period when he led Dundee City Council. The words 'firebrand', 'controversial' and 'mercurial' have never since featured in the same sentence as that city on the Tay.
"In 1987 he defeated Roy Jenkins in Glasgow Hillhead, a feat that even his closest supporters thought was beyond him. And when John Smih became Labour leader a few years later, it seemed that Galloway was destined for a Cabinet position under the only party leader to whom he ever bent his knee".
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