Iran: George Galloway challenged on Amadinejad TV interview
BBC News / Andrew Neil

I enjoyed my little spat with George Galloway on Tuesday's Daily Politics.

After asking if he still regarded Syria's President Assad as a "breath of fresh air" I moved on to ask about the veracity of an incredible exchange he'd had on the London-based Iranian-run Press TV, where he works.

During an interview with the leader of the Iranian regime, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, GG declared he required "police protection in London from the Iranian opposition because of my support for your election campaign. I mention this so you know where I'm coming from."

I suggested this was quite a remarkable thing for a supposedly independent interviewer to say and inquired if it was really true.

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