Roger Simon will be all over this one like white on rice, but since we're on Eastern Time, we get to go first. The Scotsman reports:
|Anti-war MP George Galloway was today facing allegations that a children's leukaemia charity he set up was used to secretly transfer millions of barrels of Iraqi oil.|
|A US Senate committee said it had uncovered fresh evidence which suggested the former Labour MP received vouchers for millions of barrels of oil from Saddam Hussein.|
|The recently re-elected MP today furiously denied the accusations, describing the committee members as "lickspittle Repubicans" who he claimed were acting for President George Bush.|
|Chairman Norm Coleman also said the committee found evidence suggesting the Mariam Appeal, which Mr Galloway set up to help a four-year-old Iraqi girl suffering from leukaemia, was used to hide the transfer of 3 million barrels of oil.|
|The inquiry into the UN's oil-for-food programme also heard claims that Mr Galloway and former French interior minister Charles Pasqua accepted oil allocations under the scheme.|
In the Arab world little girls are abused by their fathers and husbands, while George Galloway is busy abusing them from our end. It would be better for him if he were cast into the sea with a millstone around his neck.