Galloway is furthering a dangerous communalism – by dragging conflicts overseas towards the centre of domestic political discourse.
This old-style socialist turns out to be much more of a small-c conservative than his many critics are willing to admit.
The need to fight separately in the campaign has not hardened Tory hearts against a second coalition with Nick Clegg’s party.
Ed Miliband’s party is only the sixth least popular choice as a potential Conservative coalition partner. Read all about it.