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Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Egypt deports UK MP George Galloway

Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Egypt deports UK MP George Galloway: "George Galloway, the British MP leading the Viva Palestina international aid convoy to the Gaza Strip, has been declared 'person non grata' by the Egyptian government and deported from the country.

The politician was picked up by Egyptian officials at the Rafah border crossing on Friday and driven to Cairo, the capital, where he was placed on a flight back to London.

On arriving at Heathrow airport, in the UK capital, Galloway said: 'It's always been a badge of honour to be deported by a tin-pot dictator and that's what happened this morning.

'Having crossed the border from Gaza into Egypt ... my friend and I were bundled into a car, 25 officers, accepting no dissuasion, drove us straight to the airport, basically forced us onto the plane.'"