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.”



  1. 1
    Screw Bob says:

    Bob Crow is fuckin wanker ripping of hard working taxpayers.

  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.

  3. 3
    Nan Taylor says:

    Oh, dear. Tough shit, Bob.

    Ya c*nt.

  4. 4
    Mike Litorus says:


    Ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. (repeat ad infinitum)

  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.’.

  6. 6
    Nan Taylor says:

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

    You choose.

  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.

  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.

  9. 9
    Stone the Crow says:

    So Who pays his legal costs ?

  10. 10
    BOB coCROWch says:

    Riiite ! Ererybody aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhht !!

  11. 11
    jgm2 says:

    London’s commuters – when he calls his next strike.

  12. 12
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    Bob is a really nice chap that we need to keep in his job. Best ad for the left wing ever!

  13. 13
    Jimmy Carr says:

    Feckin Tax dodger

  14. 14
    Grauniad/BBC Joint Missive says:

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

  15. 15
    Bob Crow is a cold man says:

  16. 16
    tottenham chutzpah says:

    all aboard!

  17. 17
    What a Plonker. says:

    At last ,a judge with a brain.

  18. 18
    Nullbymouth says:

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

  19. 19
    Gordon Brown says:

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

  20. 20
    Brown Out and pay me damages says:

    What an idiot.

  21. 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”

  22. 22

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

    The Two Losers

  23. 23
    What a Plonker. says:

    Bob Crow ,Len McCluskey,Red Ed Miliband just keep on giving .

  24. 24
    jgm2 says:

    I don’t think Private Eye would agree with you. Tugendhat is a regular offender at libel trials.

  25. 25
    MrAngry61 says:

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

  26. 26
    Loungelizard says:

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

  27. 27
    jgm2 says:

    Keep on taking more like.

  28. 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.

  29. 29
    jgm2 says:

    That’s what the libel charge was all about. From the Robert Maxwell school of thuggery.

  30. 30
    Timothy Lloyd-Davies says:

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

  31. 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 !

  32. 32
    Selohesra says:

    The union leader Bob Crowe
    Received a bit of a blow
    Not the sort Hugh Grant bought
    But delivered by court
    When in found in favour of BoJo

  33. 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 !

  34. 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.

  35. 35
    John Reid(not one shot will be fired in Afghanistan) says:

    Or a large pair of tits !

  36. 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.

  37. 37
    Go Now says:

  38. 38

    I had thought that John Mann was a wanker – and, yes, he still is.

    But Bob Crow is an über-wanker.

  39. 39
    Dudley Zoo says:

    Bob Crow has a body mass index

  40. 40
    George Orwell says:

    “The worst adver*tisement for Socialism is its adherents.”

  41. 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.


  42. 42

    But Bob is a highly intelligent man. He took an IQ test and it just registered into double figures.

  43. 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…..

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 46

    How can they ban the place name word London?

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

  47. 47
    John Reid(not one shot will be fired in Afghanistan) says:

    I would like to know just how much Dave and Gideon have managed to reduced the deficit
    to which they keep referring ???

  48. 48
    John Mann says:

    Withdraw that remark or my letterhead will be deployed

  49. 49
    Priapus Handycock says:

    I trust Bob Crow’s Union, the RMT, will be picking up the tab for this legal action, just as in Portsmouth, my boys pick up my legal tabs. Boaz.

  50. 50
    Nullbymouth says:

    Brokeback Mountain

  51. 51

    Even the biggest dipstick of a judge will make a sound judgment sometimes.

    Even by accident.

  52. 52
    Kettle, Pot, Black says:

  53. 53
    Ed Balls - Shallow Chancer says:

    I dare you to impugn my integrity.

  54. 54
    jgm2 says:

    Bob Crow is fucking insane.

  55. 55

    I thought you would be multi-streaming by now, Mann Juice.

  56. 56
    jgm2 says:

    Or ‘Summer’.

  57. 57
    jgm2 says:


  58. 58
    What a Plonker. says:

    At least on this one he got it right.

  59. 59

    The beast with two backs?

    Aaarrrgghhhhh! Mindbleach!

  60. 60
    jgm2 says:

    He probably had to walk to work one too many times thanks to Bob Crow. Can’t blame him if it coloured his judgement.

  61. 61
    Gordon Brown says:

    I sold all the ………….. hmmmm

  62. 62


    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?

  63. 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.

  64. 64
    jgm2 says:

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

  65. 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

  66. 66
    jgm2 says:

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

    So Labour. Again.

  67. 67
    Thus spoke Zarathustra says:

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

  68. 68


    The Bob Crow School of Law applies here. It would meet the same fate in court as today’s judgment.

  69. 69
    Jimmy says:

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

  70. 70

    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.

  71. 71
    Kettle, Pot, Black says:

  72. 72
  73. 73
    jgm2 says:

    Like UNISON’s imaginary lawsuit when Clarkson suggested strikers should be shot in front of their families.

  74. 74
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    Using the SAM’s that have just been installed

  75. 75
    G4S Duty Pedant says:


    Is that Spanish for ‘with comedy’?

  76. 76
    Sticky Vicky says:

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

    My husband made me type this.

  77. 77

    Before becoming a lawyer then judge he was head of the Civil Aviation Authority about the time Branson started up Virgin…..

  78. 78
    jgm2 says:

    I may have to reconsider my opinion of the man.

  79. 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

  80. 80
    Bob Krow says:

    Just wait till the limpics start. This aint ovah!

  81. 81
    Mike Hunt says:

    I can do that, with pleasure.

  82. 82
    Ed Balls says:

    I love flipping, I’ve done it at least three times

  83. 83
    Anonymous says:

    Is it taxable as a BIK?

  84. 84
    Mike Hunt says:

    indeed, be careful who you piss-off is a good motto.

  85. 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?

  86. 86
    Handycock Immigrant Trafficker and Head of Planning, Portsmouth says:

    Whoever these b*stards are who are exposing my planning corruption and asylum seekers scam in Portsmouth, will be dealt with by my boys. Boaz.


  87. 87
    Portsmouth City Council is the most corrupt council in the UK if not the world says:

    Robert Mugabe and Goodluck Johnathan. Well done again Handy, pay the bureaucrats off, so they don’t give you any trouble. No doubt you have made sure they are members of the Lodge as well. Your remain our hero and inspiration. Jahbulon.

  88. 88
    spik says:

    nothing to see here move along move long

  89. 89
    spik says:

    sorry wrong thread .. teehe

  90. 90
    M Wouters says:

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

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