Where the War Is Still Raging

Bethnal Green and Bow is one of the poorest constituencies in Britain, and backed Labour with a 10,000-plus majority in the last election. But incumbent M.P. Oona King is fighting for survival. One issue has shaken the political kaleidoscope in this multi-ethnic area of east London: Iraq. Police were called in to protect candidates after George Galloway, whose Respect party is running on an antiwar ticket, was threatened by Muslim extremists and King, who supported the war, was pelted with eggs.

Galloway, a former Labour M.P. for Glasgow, founded his Respect party and chose to contest a constituency...

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