Above George Galloway with Children from Gaza
GEORGE GALLOWAY has revealed that he was a victim of sex abuse as a child.
In today's Record, the controversial MP talks for the first time about his ordeal at the hands of a twisted school janitor - and backs Government plans to vet anyone whose work brings them into contact with children.
He also slams opponents who insist that they won't pay the vetting charge to prove they are not paedophiles. Galloway reveals that his abuser was in a position of trust.
And he says that if vetting laws had been in place, the pervert would not have had access to any child.
Galloway said: "I'm not saying the abuse which happened has ruined my life or anything.
"But it did affect my life, and not in a good way and neither in ways I care to rehearse before you.
"Every time a Soham murderer or a Dunblane Thomas Hamilton emerges, I die a little inside as I remember that dirty old man in Dundee driven by the same perverted interest in sexually attacking kids.
"And the fact that I did not speak up - I told no one of what happened to me.
"All I feel is ashamed, though I was the victim and he the aggressive predator."
The MP thinks his abuser is now dead.
But in typical Galloway fashion, he adds: "I hope he's roasting in the hell fires."
Backing the vetting proposals, Galloway concludes: "If just one child is spared the horrors of sexual abuse by someone they had a reason to trust, then it would be worth it.
"Trust me. I know."
Source: Daliy Record