A week is long in politics: Panesar leaves Workers after 7 days

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By Creative Media News

  • Panesar struggled to grasp party policies during interviews
  • George Galloway’s Workers Party faces controversy over leader’s remarks
  • Monty Panesar withdraws from Workers Party candidacy, citing need for political maturity

After a week of campaigning, former England cricketer Monty Panesar withdrew from George Galloway’s Workers Party of Great Britain, stating that he requires additional time to “mature and find my political feet. 

On Tuesday, Panesar was nominated to run in the Ealing Southall constituency, which the Labour Party currently holds by a majority of 16,084. Subsequent to a series of interviews during which he demonstrated a limited comprehension of the party’s policies, he declared his withdrawal from the race. 

On social media platform X, Panesar wrote, “I was honoured to represent my country at the highest level of cricket as a proud British citizen.” “While I acknowledge that I am still learning how politics can benefit people and that I am at the beginning of my voyage, I am now motivated to do my part to assist others. 

Therefore, I am withdrawing today from the Workers Party’s general election candidacy. “I have realized that I require additional time to listen, gain knowledge, and discover a political home consistent with my personal and political values.” 

“I extend my best wishes to The Workers Party,” he continued. “However, I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to mature and regain my political footing so that the next time I encounter a political wicket, I can confidently deliver my utmost effort.” 

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Panesar and Galloway co-starred in an appearance on Tuesday, although they had only met the day before. At that point, the leader of the Workers party declared that their party would field 500 candidates in the general election. We, now a national force, have arrived.” “For Britain, for Gaza, and the working class,” Galloway further stated, adding that he aimed to oust Labour of more seats. 

But Galloway, who in the past has supported dictators including Saddam Hussein and Vladimir Putin, swiftly sparked further outrage by stating that homosexual relationships are not “normal” last week. 

He stated, “We are not required to agree on everything.” “My objective is to assist the working class citizens of this nation, who have been neglected by both the Labour Party and the Conservative Party. I do not consider myself an expert. However, I am gaining knowledge on the job.” 

That education continues today, albeit without the responsibility of running for parliament. 

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