MP George Galloway has been awarded £15,000 plus costs in libel damages against a small Jewish radio station that implied he was anti-Semitic.
Jcom radio is London’s only Jewish radio station and has had to close as result of the costs.
The comments were made in November 2007 and involved a spoof character called ‘Georgie Galloway’ whose catchphrase was anti-Semitic, calling for the killing of Jews.
The broadcaster who made the comments was fired after the comments were made and an apology was immediately put on the website.
Mr Justice Eady said that the catchphrase was in “appalling taste.”
He said: “Mr Galloway is the founding member of the Respect Party and is prominent in denouncing racism and discrimination and has no anti-Semitic or racist views.”