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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 Dundee-born daughter, Lucy, the eldest child from his first marriage, ‘drove 500 miles to spend time, and money, in Scotland’.
It is not known whether the alleged abuser – who Mr Galloway described as ‘a young well-dressed woman’ – was reacting to 39-year-old Lucy’s accent.
The politician, 67, then took to Twitter to get the attention of police, writing: ‘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’
Police Scotland said it was aware of the incident and that enquiries are ongoing.
A Tesco spokesperson added: ‘We were very sorry to hear about this incident and will support enquiries in any way we can.’
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’
George Galloway: The father-of-six who married four times
The politician has had six children in total across four different marriages.
His first wife, and childhood sweetheart, Elaine Fyffe, gave birth to his eldest child, Lucy, now 39, in 1982.
Galloway then split from Fyffe in 1987 before finally divorcing her in 1999.
His second wife was Dr Amineh Abu-Zayyad, who he met at a political meeting in Glasgow in 1991. She described him as her ‘hero’ following his support for Palestine.
They did not have any children together and divorced in 2009, after he had met Rima Husseini.
Together, he and his third wife had two sons together, Zein, now 14, and Faris, now ten.
After that, he married his current partner, Putri Gayatri Pertiwi, in Amsterdam in 2012.
Between them they have three children: a son, seven-year-old Toren Mustaqim, and two daughters, Orlá Dhien, four, and Òban Amaria, who has born in August last year.
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.
A Police Scotland spokesman told MailOnline: ‘We are aware of the incident and enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances.’
Mr Galloway’s office has also been approached for comment.
Source: Daily Mail