George Galloway says his Scottish daughter was told to ‘get back to England, you English c***’ while carrying her baby in Tesco
George Galloway says his Scottish daughter was told to ‘get back to England, you English c***’ while carrying her baby as she shopped in Tesco.
The alleged incident is said to have occurred at the supermarket in Dumfries on Tuesday afternoon.
Mr Galloway, a former Labour MP, who is now leader of the Workers Party of Britain, said his daughter, Lucy, the eldest child from his first marriage, ‘drove 500 miles to spend time, and money, in Scotland’.
He took to Twitter to get the attention of police, describing the alleged abuser as being a ‘young well-dressed woman’.
The 67-year-old wrote: ‘My daughter – carrying her baby! – was told to ‘get back to England, you English c***’ in your Dumfries store @Tesco at 12.50pm today.
‘I have a picture of her racial abuser. I will not let this drop. I’m not that sort of father. @PoliceScotland @DumfriesGPolice @scotgov’
George Galloway (pictured) says his Scottish daughter was told to ‘get back to England, you English c***’ while carrying her baby as she shopped in Tesco
Mr Galloway said his daughter, Lucy (pictured), the eldest child from his first marriage, ‘drove 500 miles to spend time, and money, in Scotland’
The tweet has been shared thousands of times since being posted on Tuesday afternoon, and Mr Galloway followed it up with a number of other messages.
In response to a follower who suggested to him that Lucy should have told the alleged abuser to ‘f*** off’, he replied: ‘She said: ‘actually I’m Scottish, not that this makes a difference’. She should have said what you said!’
He also wrote: ‘I’m dismayed at the Nationalist response to my daughter’s ordeal today,
‘It’s not just venality on display from them, it’s stupidity. By their denial, obfuscation even endorsement of this vileness they are PROVING the charge that their ‘civic nationalism’ is just a fraud.’
He then added: ‘Nationalism is the socialism of fools. It’s about time liberals and leftists in England understood that. The Separatists are NOT ‘progressive’. That’s just lipstick on an old old pig.’
Scottish Government hate crime figures, published in February 2021, found that an estimated 7% of racially aggravated hate crimes had a victim of Other White British ethnicity.
This equates to around 230 crimes recorded by the police in 2018-19. In 68% of these crimes, the prejudice shown by the perpetrator was against those from the English community.
MailOnline has contacted Police Scotland, Tesco and Mr Galloway’s office for comment.