August 29th, 2012

Bob Crows About His Council House

Guido would rather bang his head against a brick wall than sit through a whole interview with Bob Crow, so thankfully LBC have clipped the important bit.  The RMT’s resident thug justifies living in his luxury central London council house, because he likes it:

Crow asked “do we really want social housing purely for those people that are poor?” Well yes Bob, that is what they are for. People who can’t afford houses get state help. People earning £133,138 plus expenses should not.

Crow asked whether he would be judged for having a council house if he didn’t earn lots of money, and declared wealth should have nothing to do with it. He’s clearly never heard of renting.

He argues that because he was born in a social house he should have one for life. The Frank Dobson mantra… 


  1. 1
    Pig spotter says:

    Oink! Oink!

  2. 2
  3. 3
    Old Tory Bigot says:

    Ah another ‘special’ council house for a member of nomenklatura.

    No surprises there.

  4. 4
    fucked off says:

    If PPI has been wrongly sold and millions of pounds are owed to people – why hasn’t somebody been to court over this? why aren’t companies and people in gaol????

  5. 5
    Aaron D Highside says:

    April 1st?

  6. 6
    Poor bastard says:

    I take umbrage with your use of the word “earning” in relation to blob scrowtum.

  7. 7
    Standard Dictionary says:

    As he says ‘Whatever the council decides – the rent – I shall pay”.

    The fault here lies with councils who do not charge people who can afford to pay them a proper, full, market rent which allows the public a profit from the use of its asset.

  8. 8
    johnofenfield says:

    He should be henceforth known as Sponge Bob.

  9. 9
    Forkbender says:

    Bob Crow gives unions a bad name with those utterances, the strange thing he does not seem to realise that or seems very bothered, he has the right to buy, so why doesn’t he, he could always sell it on.

  10. 10
    Socialism Ate My Future says:

    I see our 2013 EU shakedown has gone up 2.8%

  11. 11
    What do you expect from the left (BBC)... says:

    Crow’s a crook, stealing from the many struggling low paid ratepayers who have to support his bourgeoisie ways. Frankly there are no words to describe the uncouth bastard.

  12. 12
    Social Housing For The Poor says:

    He’s done alright for someone who comes over as a thick c**t, alright, not his fault, he was born thick, but the whole council house/housing benefit situation needs a shake up.

  13. 13
    Las Vegas and Glasgow have a lot in common says:

  14. 14
    smoggie says:

    Comrade Crow should also be awarded a state funded dacha.

  15. 15
    smoggie says:

    You mean the Guardian hack?

  16. 16
    BOBCROW£ says:




  17. 17
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:


  18. 18
    Vince Cable's rucksack says:

    Telegraph says it is a Times hack, but they would, wouldn’t they?

  19. 19
    Forkbender says:

    Because too many big wigs would go down, it’s a bit like all those troughing mps, who madoff with thousands of pounds expenses and that were nothing to do with their parliamentary duties, only half dozen or so went down the line and did porridge the rest just quietly slunk away or payed some of the monies back, if various folks including Guido had not raised hell about it nothing would have been said or done. That person who acts as the leader of Ukip knows how to tough form an organisation which he purportedly derides and anything to do with it.

  20. 20
    Daviejohn says:

    odious hypocritical parasite. People like him make me angry.

  21. 21
    Tom Tomos says:

    But why would you WANT to live in a council house? I used to and my brother was born there. There was nothing very *social* about it.

  22. 22
    Crazy Tony says:

    well it shouldnt be subsidized.. make him pay 100% commercial rent plus 50% surcharge and hed soon move out.

  23. 23
    Slideshow Bob says:

    Or in the case of Laws, slunk back…

  24. 24
    JH says:

    It must be great to live in a rarefied little bubble where other people’s money just pops into your pocket if you are aggressive and cunning enough about asking for it.

    No wonder comrade Bob can’t understand the hypocrisy of his situation.

  25. 25
    smoggie says:

    You ain’t seen some of these modern purpose built flats built by the councils in London. My sister had an “ordinary” one in Clapham when she worked for the council down there. It was a frickin palace, surrounded by other occupiers who were council “professionals” all living there for peanuts with not a problem family within miles.

  26. 26
    smoggie says:

    Who cares?

  27. 27
    smoggie says:


    …you boring cu­nt.

  28. 28
    Engineer says:

    Translation – “I was born in poverty, and I demand the right to stay in poverty even if I earn five times the national average wage.”

    Is that spin, cant, hypocricy, ignorance, selfishness, short-sightedness, or all six?

  29. 29
    V1le Labour ruined my Country says:

    There are no poor anymore, it’s all relative, no one is starving in this Country, that’s why the foreign scum are queing at the borders.

  30. 30
    smoggie says:

    Come to think of it Gu­ido hasn’t mentioned that Duran Duran are forced to cancel the remaining two dates of their world tour.

    I wonder why? Cat got his tongue….hmmmm.

  31. 31
    Procrustes says:

    Sheridan is a non-event. You do the math

  32. 32
    Procrustes says:

    You need to get out more.

  33. 33
    HenryV says:

    Soldier on leave shags girl. Non-story.

    I didn’t Boyle did stand up as well as sing.

  34. 34
    Ivor Tapeworm says:

    People will be starving soon.

  35. 35
    Anonymous says:

    I genuinely didn’t realise that it was possible to have a council house if you earned a salary. I assumed they were for people without an income. Why are people allowed council houses if they have jobs? Ridiculous. No wonder Britain is seen as a soft touch. Dear me.

  36. 36
    James says:

    So many bizarre statements in there that you have to worry for Bob Crow’s sanity. “David Cameron lives in a social house too – no. 10 Downing Street”
    “Do we only want to provide social housing for people that are poor?” Yes, Mr Crow. Because they are poor.
    “Would the money be an issue if I didn’t have this job?” But you do have the well-paid job, Bob. And people PAY subs from their wages – from which the vast majority will have to pay rent and mortgages as well – so that you can spend even more on champagne. You are an odious man. Your luck will run out, I hope it’s soon.

  37. 37
    Mornington Crescent says:


  38. 38 says:

    The Full Monty.

  39. 39

    No, No, No!
    Mr. Crowe (Or dahling Bobby as I call him!) has worked tirelesly, with great personal sacrifice and dedication to the gretaer good of the working man.

    This small monetary recognition of his working class talents and humanity is a pittance. A PITTANCE, I SAY!

    He should be made Lord Crowe of Dagenham, as that, like his views, are pretty close to Barking. Then he could also be in the House Of Lords, which is also a type of social housing.

    Alphonse!!! Bring me my prunes and my cold Frascati – I’m sober and constiapted again!

  40. 40
    Sponge Bob's underpants says:

    I’m full of shit.

  41. 41
    Sponge Bob's underpants says:

    Banker? So much more abusive than the first letter of the word being a w.

  42. 42
    casstrickland says:

    DAvid Cameron is in a tied house – lose the job lose the house.

    Crow is just a fat twat.

  43. 43

    The honest working people that continue to keep these sociopaths in power are fucking idiots as they never seem to improve the lives of those they purport to serve.

    Labour were 13 years in power and singularly failed on every one of the core values of social justice, strong community and strong values, reward for hard work, decency and rights matched by responsibilities.

    Everyone of the Left Wing leaders are all about subverting democracy to gain power and money at the expense of their supporters.

    Just look at how Left Wing leaders always sell out the working man; Scargill, Prentice, McCluskey, Crow, Livingstone, Lord and Lady Kinnock, Prescott, Mandelson, B£iar, Brown, Harman, Miliband and Balls.

    The sooner the Labour grassroots get rid of the discredited instruments of their own (and our) doom, the quicker they can mount a sustainable answer to corporate kleptocracy that blights our lives.

  44. 44

    What! Not Southgate Primary School AND Sunnyvale Home for the Elderly? I’ve got free tickets for both from my local free paper!!!

  45. 45

    Funeral, surely? Next week works best for me.

  46. 46
    might help says:

    ..and Kinnock

  47. 47
    Mark says:

    I would like to ask Bob Crow why should I and my family have to move out of my house if my income goes down?

  48. 48
    the stench of hypocrisy says:

    Anyone earning over a certain amount should be automatically denied the right to a council house.

  49. 49
    Oliver Twist says:

    People are starving now

  50. 50
    Anonymous says:

    Council’s can’t complain about being hard up when they hand over council houses to rich bastards like Crowe at the expense of deserving tenants like firemen and nurses.

  51. 51
    alexsandr says:

    @ casstrickland


    He is a fat odious troughing ignorant twat.

  52. 52
    marob says:

    Why can’t the Court of Human Rights get involved in something worthwhile for a change & throw this tw*t out on his ear and give the property to a genuine hard up needy family Why should this arrogant pig be allowed to scrounge of the poor taxpayers like this

  53. 53
    Index Finger says:

    Good point.

  54. 54
    Nullbymouth says:

    errr hello SAS-SNOT aka Moussa Koussa

    Why do you keep changing your moniker? embarrassed?

  55. 55
    Nullbymouth says:

    errrrr hello SAS-SNOT aka Moussa Koussa

    Why do you keep changing your moniker? embarrassed?

  56. 56

    It is now an accepted fact that 1% of the population are functioning psychopaths (or sociopaths as they are less pejoratively referred to by psychologists.)

    They are attracted to positions of power and influence and are unburdened by conscience or remorse. They fake empathy and normal human emotions in order to gain peoples’ confidence and thus are able to control them.

    They are almost always responsible for starting the huge problems in society, business, politics, unions, etc.. indeed anywhere where they can cause havoc by abusing power.

    They have unrealisticly optimistic views on how good they are at their job and about how much people worship and regard them as indispensable.

    It is time that all senior people were forced to take the Hare Test:

    And then LOCKED UP indefinitely if they fail it.

  57. 57
    Slippery Slope says:

    That would be against his ‘principles’, Forkbender.

  58. 58

    Yeah, but, like wot if me Aunty, like, me Dads skin and blister, like, if she ‘ad a fuckin’ great pair a bollocks, yeah, like, would she den be, like, me Uncle? Wot den, den? Aye? Aye?

    Me ‘ole family ‘ave lived ‘ere fer firty fuckin’ years to build up me rep. If I moved ‘art, all dem bodies ud be fahnd, wooten day, like that Rillington Place fing. No way, Pedro, ahm fuckin’ staying put. Cushty.

  59. 59

    I saw what you did there… madoff… like it!

  60. 60
    Anonymous says:

    Wouldn’t work out like that Marob;the priority for the house would go to a
    asylum seeking effnic with 5 sprogs & 2 pregger wives & claiming every state benefit available via a sarf London council.

  61. 61

    Are you referring to the saintly Wing Commander Ferage, or “Crash Bandicoot” as he shall be henceforth known.

    Hoe IS that Jersey “Educational Trust” thingy going I wonder?

  62. 62
    Anonymous says:

    The logic of many of these comments is baffling..- social housing only for those with no jobs, social housing only for the poor, social housing shouldn’t be too luxurious – so if you live in a council house, either you stay poor or unemployed or you will have to leave your house. (unless of course you are given he right to buy it….something I guess some of those commenting here woud have approved of)

  63. 63
    Anonymous says:

    Slideshow,you are a little early with that remark;may be possible to use it after the reshuffle.

  64. 64
    AC1 says:

    Generational parasitism.

  65. 65
    Anonymous says:

    No sir!! The fault here lies with councils that let their properties to people that can afford to pay a proper, full, market rent.

  66. 66

    A good start would be Mervyn King, Callum McCarthy, John Tiner, Paul Tucker, Paul Myners, Adair Turner, Hector Sants, Bob Crow, Len McCluskey, Reg Prentice, Rupert Murdoch, Poly Toynbee, Ed Balls, Norman Tebbitt and Chris Huhne.

  67. 67
    Anonymous says:

    ‘principles’? What principles?

  68. 68
    Anonymous says:

    I know Thatcher brainwashed you all into thinking property is the be-all and end-all of life on earth, but where is the law saying that you must buy your own house if you earn x amount per year? When did she introduce that?

  69. 69
    Trahison des Clercs says:

    @42 Spot on , both points .

  70. 70
    the stench of hypocrisy says:

    So if a businessman earning £133,000 plus expenses lived in a council house, you wouldn’t object ?

  71. 71
    Rob says:

    Unbelievable! Is this guy actually serious or is this a stunt? He’s getting fatter as well drinking all that fine wine. Does he have a wine celler in the council house?

  72. 72
    keredybretsa says:

    Lots of us were born or brought up in social property. Nothing to be ashamed of only when rich geezers take advantage of social property. Perhaps it is they that should be ashamed.

  73. 73
    Bevan says:

    Well we all know that socialists are hypocrites but Crow takes the fucking biscuit, and it’s a right hob-knob.

    Get out that house you karnt and give it to someone who’s homeless.

  74. 74
    carrion crowing says:

    didn’t robert maxwell used to claim that he lived in a council house?

    since his was a stately pile, rented (I think) from Oxford city council he probably had a better claim to it than Mr Crow

  75. 75
    Jim says:

    Is Buckingham Palace a ‘council house’,
    If so how much rent does Brenda pay?

  76. 76
    Cynical-old-bag says:

    O/T. David Blunkett has been refused entry to the Paralympics because he had his dog with him.

    Mr Blunkett was reported as saying that he was confronted by a stroppy and inconsiderate official.

    Takes one to know one, Dave.

  77. 77
    Alan Rusbringer's inner self says:

    This is the Diva Polly from Tuscany, to whom social housing is a reward for left wing policies, no matter how much you earn you need to be close to your roots.

    Polly considers herself as the Guardian’s angel, ensuring it stays firmly on it’s Cayman Island roots.

  78. 78
    Alan Rusbringer's body says:

    You can’t really mean a sarf London Council, all have their full quota of immigrants, their children & their wives.

  79. 79
    Alan Rusbringer's body says:

    Buck Palace is not a council house, no immigrants, their sprogs or wives allowed here. In any event it is north of the river, too cold for the Afgans.

  80. 80
    Alan Rusbringer totty (Polly) says:

    Bob has never considered himself as a worker, true of all those who pretend to drive trains

    I’m sure he will be in Boris’s crosshairs before long, if not Millipede’s. But wait Millipede has never made a decision so what will a crow in his crosshairs have to worry abot.

  81. 81
    Alan Rusbringer totty (Polly) says:

    Bob actually gives a true impression of unions.

  82. 82
    Yeah, right... says:

    No immigrants?

    Where do you suppose the Saxe-Coburgs came from? Windsor?

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