Ron McKay, Mr Galloway's spokesman, said he wished the cat episode "had not happened" and claimed that the MP had been misled by the programme makers. Rob Hoveman, the MP's parliamentary assistant, said: "... He is going to have to work hard to win back credibility."I don't know, maybe there is a kind of hell for some of the worst. Who will ever be able to erase that repellent image from memory - or the public record?