Off to Bradford!

All credit is due to Bradford Council for the way they have responded to George Galloway’s PR tirade, and the subsequent interest in their policy towards visitors. Following up this post, here is their email (received last week) which is clear enough:


You can almost hear the poor sods swearing under their breath at the aggravation they have had thanks to George’s stunt.

And I see from Facebook, some Israelis duly turned up at Bradford, complete with flag, tested the water and found a hospitable welcome.

Well done, Bradford!

[On the down side, note the daft standard email disclaimer in the last two lines. To follow that, if a family wanted to visit Bradford, each member would need to do his own email inquiry and keep it secret from everyone else!]

Bradford’s off my list of places to visit

George Galloway is the reason why:

“We have declared Bradford an Israel free zone. We don’t want any Israeli goods. We don’t want any Israeli services. We don’t want any Israeli academics, coming to the university or the college. We don’t even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford if any of them had thought of doing so. We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel. And you have to do the same.”

I don’t think he likes us. And I was so looking forward to my visit to the tourist attractions in Bradford…

As seen at Guido Fawkes’ blog.