July 16th, 2012

Ken’s Crony Crow Sues and Loses

PA is reporting that Bob Crow has lost his libel action against Boris:

“The general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) had complained about leaflets produced for Mr Johnson’s campaign for re-election in May. He said they meant that his policies, leadership of the RMT and association with Mr Johnson’s predecessor, Ken Livingstone, seriously damaged Mr Livingstone’s electoral prospects and caused grave harm to Londoners’ interests.

Mr Crow also claimed they meant that he was part of and supported a culture of political immorality involving broken promises, cronyism, scandals and waste. But Mr Justice Tugendhat, at the High Court, ruled today that the words complained of were not capable of being defamatory of the union leader.”

Quite…


90 Comments

  1. 1
    Screw Bob says:

    Bob Crow is fuckin wanker ripping of hard working taxpayers.

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  2. 2
    jgm2 says:

    More union subs down the tubes. They’ll have to go on strike for more money to make up the difference. those holidays to Cuba don’t buy themselves you know.

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  3. 3
    Nan Taylor says:

    Oh, dear. Tough shit, Bob.

    Ya c*nt.

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  4. 4
    Mike Litorus says:

    Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. (repeat ad infinitum)

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  5. 5
    jgm2 says:

    Time for Ken Livingston to sue Bob Crow. How dare Crow suggest that being associated with Ken ‘supported a culture of political immorality involving broken promises, cronyism, scandals and waste.’.

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  6. 6
    Nan Taylor says:

    Or, ya cu*t. Or ya cun*.

    You choose.

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  7. 7
    Self Driving Tube Train says:

    Would be nice if the ‘workers’ on the tube have to hand over their Olympic bonuses to pay for the union legal fees.

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  8. 8
    Praguetory says:

    The judge declared open season on Bob Crow. Bob, if you’re reading this, you are a self-serving, corrupt thug.

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    • 10
      BOB coCROWch says:

      Riiite ! Ererybody aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhht !!

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    • 44
      Correction says:

      ‘Thug’ implies some sort of physical and mental ability to intimidate, whereas Bob Crow is merely an old blob of fat, twisted, bitter, weak and moronic.

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  9. 9
    Stone the Crow says:

    So Who pays his legal costs ?

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  10. 13
    Jimmy Carr says:

    Feckin Tax dodger

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  11. 14
    Grauniad/BBC Joint Missive says:

    Even we are embarrassed by this council house dwelling, £150k + pension + expenses hoon

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  12. 15
    Bob Crow is a cold man says:

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  13. 16
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    all aboard!

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  14. 17
    What a Plonker. says:

    At last ,a judge with a brain.

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  15. 18
    Nullbymouth says:

    Replace the tube drivers with an auto pilot, and replace Crow with a turd rolled in glitter

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  16. 19
    Gordon Brown says:

    Next year every child in the world will pass A level Physics thanks to me.

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  17. 20
    Brown Out and pay me damages says:

    What an idiot.

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  18. 21
    John Reid(not one shot will be fired in Afghanistan) says:

    I would like to thank all 17 of the 56 G4S staff that bothered to turn up for work in Manchester this morning
    and a big thank you to the 35 out of 150 who turned up for work in Newcastle
    We have plenty of spare police officers doing nowt that can make up the “Back-Fill security”

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    • 26
      Loungelizard says:

      If you look at the police force across the entire country you’ll find that their absenteeism levels equate with G4s.

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      • 33
        John Reid(not one shot will be fired in Afghanistan) says:

        Weather your a homeless immigrant , a long term dole sponger or a spotty student or even an obese plod !
        Security is a hard job to get out of bed for !

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  19. 22

    What an image we see above. It should be entitled:

    The Two Losers

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  20. 25
    MrAngry61 says:

    What was Bob Crow complaining about? Surely it’s in his interests to be viewed by everybody as a bullying thug?

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  21. 28
    Limp Dick says:

    It’s a great idea to get rail users to pay for an upgraded rail line to Sheffield – it might just save Clegg’s arse. Money well spent.

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  22. 30
    Timothy Lloyd-Davies says:

    Gotta luv dem Commies earnin’ big cheese an’ ting innit

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  23. 31
    John Reid(not one shot will be fired in Afghanistan) says:

    The IMF has down graded the UK’s economic growth prediction for this year
    from 0.8% to 0.2%
    Well done Dave and baby face Gideon we’ll soon need a German bail out !

    Hey ! They can borrow back all the money we lent to them !
    at a much higher interest rate of course !

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    • 36
      Raving Loon says:

      We’re just experiencing the real world once you take out bubblenomics. We’ll have to get economic growth the old fashioned way, like making stuff and providing a service. Fat chance though becuase most people would rather sit at home, watch Jeremy Kyle or drink Special Brew on a park bench.

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  24. 34
    Raving Loon says:

    The truth is an absolute defence in these cases, which means that if you call Bob Crow a twat, it’s OK.

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  25. 37
    Go Now says:

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  26. 39
    Dudley Zoo says:

    Bob Crow has a body mass index

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  27. 41
    locog is crap says:

    Talking of words not to be used,
    ‘Olympics organisers have warned businesses that during London 2012 their advertising should not include a list of banned words, including “gold”, “silver” and “bronze”, “summer”, “sponsors” and “London”.’
    This is to be enforced by 300 officers across Britain.
    Nice one Sebby.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/britain-flooded-with-brand-police-to-protect-sponsors-7945436.html

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    • 45
      £13bn (or is it £24bn?) of taxpayers' cash flushed down the toilet says:

      Another four weeks and it will all be over. Thank fuck.

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    • 46

      How can they ban the place name word London?

      Nonsense on stilts. I cannot see that being upheld in a court.

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      • 56
        jgm2 says:

        Or ‘Summer’.

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        • 61
          Gordon Brown says:

          I sold all the ………….. hmmmm

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        • 62

          Quite.

          And who is authorised, on behalf of the British public, not to mention the English language, to commit every person and business in the country to such an onerous obligation?

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          • jgm2 says:

            The legislation will have been agreed by the government back whenever the bid was agreed.

            So Labour. Again.

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          • My opinion, for what it is worth, is that whereas government can pass any law it so pleases, things reach a state where it is unworkable.

            Every place name in the UK could have been banned from mention by law but clearly it would simply be ignored. One or two judges might consider attempting to uphold it but it would be immediately swept away by a superior court.

            The government could legislate that no one was to breathe oxygen with similar effect.

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      • 63
        The Paragnostic says:

        I think the theory is that the threat of action will be enough to discourage most “offenders” – the whole thing has the stink of corruption hanging over it, but then again it was Blair’s vanity project and bugger the consequences.

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      • 65
        DAVE waste of space CAMERON says:

        What about the taxi and limo drivers who are not even allowed inside the zone
        the official drop off point is a twenty minute walk from the stadium
        but BMW have supplied 4000 cars and drivers to ferry people about for the duration with no PSV docs etc ?
        all the Olympic “Family , staying 9 miles from the stadium (18mile round trip per person)adding to the conjestion
        many businesses kicked out of their premises , with no chance of compensation
        many others forced to relocate
        The adverse effect on the economy could far out weigh the small financial benefit for the few corporate sponsors who put in just 10% of the total cost
        i hope this farce gets disrupted

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    • 67
      Thus spoke Zarathustra says:

      They’d better ban the word ‘fascism’ too.

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    • 76
      Sticky Vicky says:

      “gold”, “silver” , “bronze”, “summer”, “sponsors” , “London”

      My husband made me type this.

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  28. 43
    Waste of money says:

    Full judgment is available here: http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2012/1982.html

    Don’t imagine Crow funded it himself…..

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  29. 64
    jgm2 says:

    I sense an app*eal coming on. After all, it’s not Bob’s money. Or Boris’ for that matter.

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  30. 69
    Jimmy says:

    He should have gone with a Guido-style imaginary lawsuit instead. Much cheaper and far less embarrassing.

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  31. 79

    Flipping Burgers at BurgerCrown at £7 an hour after training free uniform

    Secuity at GEEPISSPOORS Olympics patting down terrorists at £7 an hour no training you pay for your own SIA badge free uniform …you decide

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  32. 80
    Bob Krow says:

    Just wait till the limpics start. This aint ovah!

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  33. 85
    I don't need no doctor says:

    And who has footed the bill for Crow’s action? Himself, his members, or the tax payer?

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  34. 88
    spik says:

    nothing to see here move along move long

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  35. 90
    M Wouters says:

    hello,
    The G4S Scandal is due to DORIS JOHNSON Lord mayor of londonn and tory W—–.

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