George Galloway reveals he was sexually abused as a child
George GallowayEvery time a Soham murderer or a Dunblane Thomas Hamilton emerges, I die a little inside as I remember that dirty old man driven by the same perverted interest in sexually attacking kids.
George Galloway has spoken about sex abuse he suffered as a child in a newspaper column he writes.
He said he was only 11 years-old when he was sexually abused by a school janitor.
Galloway has spoken up about what happened to him in support of the British Governments Harriet Harman and her plans to vet everyone who will work with children.
There appears to be an larger than expected opposition to these plans because the person wanting to work in the position they have applied for will have to pay the fees for the checks.
In the Scottish Newspaper the Daily Record, Galloway said:
On BBC's Any Questions - Radio 4's flagship (I know it's the flagship because I've only been invited on it once in 35 years of public life) - Harriet bravely defended the "barring and vetting" proposals of the Government to force all whose work brings them into contact with children to be positively vetted, certificated and relieved of £65 in the process.
All sorts of prima donnas I've never heard of are lining up, for example, to declare: "I will not pay to prove I'm not a paedophile... says children's author." And such headlines have put the Government behind the eight ball.
But then I have an interest to declare which I never have before.
I was a victim of sexual abuse, at the age of 11, at the hands of a person in a position of trust. He was a school janitor.
He didn't just strike against me and he should not have been employed in that capacity. If Harriet's plans had been in place then, he never would have been.
I'm not saying the abuse has ruined my life or anything. I've had a happy life.
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 driven by the same perverted interest in sexually attacking kids.
I told no one, not even my wives, of what happened to me. All I feel is ashamed, though I was the child victim and he the aggressive predator.
He must be dead now and past shame and in a spirit of forgiveness; I hope he's roasting in the hell-fires. I tell you now because it just might help Harriet Harman win the argument with the anti-PC brigade.
Read my lips: EVERY person whose work brings them into regular contact with children should be proven fit and proper to do so.
It's not about you.
Trust me. I know.
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