Ultimate disrespect: George Galloway’s London mayoral campaign bus robbed in the night
Galloway’s unmissable big blue campaign bus was attacked and robbed Tuesday night, the mayoral candidate said in a Twitter post.
According to his Twitter account, a group of men broke into the bus after overpowering the security guard.
The unflappable former Respect MP tweeted pictures of “the crime scene,” which show the Metropolitan Police investigating the attack.
Galloway appears to be upbeat about the robbery, however.
Galloway believes the attack was politically motivated, claiming it couldn’t have been a “crime of opportunity” because the bus is not visible from the road and is on a site with 24-hour security.
He kept his humor about the incident, joking that “for some reason they didn’t make off with copies of my Castro Handbook.”
The life-long leftist signed off his statement characteristic rhetorical flair.
“The bus, bloodied but unbowed, its windows temporarily patched, will be back on the election beat later this evening.”
The incident comes just a day after his campaign bus driver fell ill, forcing Galloway to advertise the job on Twitter.
Urgently need a bus driver £15 per hour. George@galloway2016.london pic.twitter.com/0p2qgsmhBH— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) April 5, 2016
Naturally, social media users sent in a few mocking job applications.
@georgegalloway this will soon be the only job available to you ...— Fightingb4ck (@fightingb4ck) April 5, 2016
Someone even suggested Galloway hire rival mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan’s father, who was a London bus driver for over 25 years.