All five Respect city councillors in Bradford - where Mr Galloway achieved a surprise parliamentary by-election victory last year - have quit to sit as independents.To get dumped by Labour is one thing. Might even be considered a badge of honour and decency.
It was the latest blow to the party which has had a turbulent history since its creation in 2004 as a Left-wing alternative to Labour.
The strife follows Mr Galloway's disclosure that he was considering standing as the capital's Mayor in 2016.
Two Respect councillors, Ishtiaq Ahmed and Mohammad Shabbir, were suspended by the leadership after they spoke out against the move and attacked his record as the MP for Bradford West.
The party's other councillors left the party in sympathy and said they would not rejoin until the suspensions were revoked.
But to be excoriated by your own vanity party and rejected by the very people who only got where they were by clinging to your dismal coat tails, is another.
Must be very unlucky, Gorgeous George. Or vain, self interested, hate inducing spasm of puke. You decide.
But he's never seen a barrel of oil, of course.