If making kissyface with Hezbollah in Beirut or wishing death by suicide bomber on Tony Blair isn’t enough to qualify for sedition, this isn’t either.

Speaking on BBC1’s Question Time on Thursday evening, Mr Galloway said: “Prince Harry was saying on TV that he was engaging the enemy.

“I don’t know about you, but I have no enemies in Afghanistan.”

Challenged by host David Dimbleby over whether the Taliban were the enemy, he replied: “The Taliban are not the enemy for me.”

Attacking the media blackout, Mr Galloway said: “I pay for the BBC and I don’t like the idea that the British media should be part of the war effort.”

“In both Britain and America, this fawning and cowardly and sinister jerk is considered a hero of the “anti-war” movement. He is, in fact, an excuse-maker for totalitarianism and an apologist for nihilistic religious violence.”