Bradford MP George Galloway escapes criminal charges over anti-Israel speech in Leeds

George Galloway will not be charged over a speech he made in Leeds in which he declared Bradford an “Israel-free zone”.

West Yorkshire Police received several complaints after the Bradford West MP urged the city to reject all Israeli goods, services, academics and even tourists.

The comments, which were made at a packed meeting of Respect activists in Leeds at the height of tensions over Palestine in August, also provoked a storm of controversy on social media.

But the West Yorkshire force said, while a “hate incident” had been recorded, prosecutors had decided there was insufficient evidence to charge Mr Galloway.

h/t ZD