George Galloway's victory in Bradford West was partly due to Labour's failure to connect with the Asian community, the shadow home secretary has said.In fact it's only noticeable in the entire article that the M word is used only in a direct quote, though somehow or other Yvette Cooper seems like the BBC to equate Asian and Muslim as being the same thing, which is profoundly absurd and no doubt abhorrent to the vast majority of Asians who are not Muslims.
Yvette Cooper told the BBC her party had not won over young Asian voters or Muslim women.
Respect Party MP Mr Galloway, who was expelled by Labour in 2003, won the by-election by 10,140 votes.
He has said his victory represented a "peaceful democratic uprising" against the established political parties.
In taking Bradford West, Mr Galloway overturned a Labour majority of more than 5,000 at the 2010 general election.
Yet it's not just the BBC who have form for this, most of the MSM tar Asians with a broad brush when they are actually speaking of Muslims of Asian origin and occasionally just Muslims in general.
Fact is, it wasn't the "Asian" vote that got Galloway elected, though there's a lot of evidence of postal vote fraud, something that Labour made very easy for unscrupulous political and religious groups to abuse. Galloway mostly got elected due to the block Muslim vote on his policies and his contemptible position via the Fakestinian fascist group Hamas and a protest vote against the mainstream parties in general. I suspect in any other community without a large Islamic group that UKIP or the BNP might have given Labour a run for their money.
Yes Galloway won due to a protest vote and unless the postal vote rules are tightened up, he might win again, but the main reason he won was due to the Muslim vote in Bradford West, not the "Asian" vote, lets not forget that.