February 6th, 2014

Trade Unionists Abuse Brave Strike Breakers

As is the case for millions of other Londoners this morning, the Guy Newsroom would not be able to get in if it were not for brave tube workers ignoring Bob Crow’s strike. This is the sort of abuse strike breakers have had to to put up with from their trade union affiliated colleagues, not least the General Secretary of the TSSA:




Thank you to those who crossed the picket line in the face of union aggression.


  1. 1

    The more they strike, the better the case is made for driverless trains.


    • 116
      Bemused of Suffolk says:

      First and second with the same comment!

      No bad. See, the otherwise pointless mod thingy can work in your favour!


      • 133

        I am trying out the newfangled stereoscopic version of the site.


        • 135
          The BBC Sterescopic Trials Department says:

          Active or Passive?


          • Bemused of Suffolk says:

            Do I sense another £100 million IT fiasco in the making?


          • It seemed so nice
            I had to say it twice.


          • John Nerememberme says:

            So presumably HM Constabulary will be investigating these explicit hate crimes?


          • CYNICAL OLD MAN says:

            Why are lefties so eaten up with hate? Is it because most of them are social misfits who feel the need to blame others for their own shortcomings? Anyone who saw that extreme leftie cow Jack Monroe (yes, she is female) on that discussion programme about Benefits culture on Channel 5 the other night could see the blazing hate in her eyes when she verbally attacked Edwina Currie for having the audacity to mention Monroe’s middle class background.

            It looks to me that the hate lefties have for those who take an opposing view is a pathological mental illness.


          • Anonymous says:

            ‘Why are lefties so eaten up with hate?’ Given the unreasoning degree of blind hate on this site – are not this comments a little rich?


      • 167

        It’s like Bob Crow’s Oyster Card, really. :-)


        • 256

          Take away all the trains and replace the track
          with a moving pavement, or travelator, and
          then make it unlimited journeys for
          daily/weekly/monthly/annual fee,
          or whatever.

          Could still run using oyster system,
          but would be much much cheaper cost,
          with no rolling stock, signals, or drivers & etc.

          It would be just like the existing
          Travelator between Jubilee and
          Bakerloo/Northern Line platforms
          at Waterloo Underground Station,
          except many more of them, and at
          different speeds maybe.


          • Anonymous says:

            Sorry, is that ‘Obvious Solution’ for real? For Travelator is a slow moving way of transporting people across a reasonably short distance, such as between two stations. You might get folks across a city – but it would take a week.


    • 175
      Gin O Clock says:



    • 187
      Psyche the Dog says:

      Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,. Deary me, not on message again, go on then delete it.


    • 198
      GnosticBrian says:

      Nice Rover P6 but wouldn’t a Zil be more appropriate for comrade Bob?


    • 219
      I dislike socialists intensely says:

      They should bring forward any plans to have driverless trains on the underground.
      Because with greedy troughing bastards like Crow there will never be a solution.


      • 235
        I had a belly full of it Crow says:

        All London Commuters are scabs. Lets get our workers permanently out. Let the scabs run London Underground for the scabs.


    • 236
      Health and Safety says:

      We have surveyed, compiled a report and submitted it. The Politicians weren’t publish it. Driverless trains, using yesterdays technology, will deliver H&S improvement by 10 fold.


    • 262
      Anonymous says:

      Great, driver-less trains and un-staffed ticket offices – giving the muggers a free run. Not just Midnight, people will not want to Down In The Tube Station – AT ANY TIME.


  2. 2

    The more they strike, the better the case is made for drіverless trains.


    • 10
      Henpecker says:



      • 35
        i7547 says:

        Nothing more loathsome than thick pleb Commie scum.


        • 44
          UKIP or bust says:

          They used to line the streets in China and cheer as their fellow peasants were taken off to be beheded for, well, nothing much.


        • 48
          i7547 says:

          In Denmark the Metro is unmanned. Sack the stupid superfluous tawts!


          • Grrr says:

            Bob Millionaire Crow is a one man Conservative vote getting machine. He practically guarantees Boris’ win next time.


          • Never gonna happen says:

            WTF in their right mind is going to want to ride on an unstaffed tube, full of vibrant enrichers, who will have had their tiny monkey brains emboldened by the lack of staff into thinking that they can raype/mug/stab whitey with impunity?


          • Anonymous says:

            The Docklands Light Railway is also driverless with a staff member on each train for door opening and for any emergency situations (incidentally it is running normally while Bob Crowe’s herd of sheep have a couple of days off. As i7547 rightly states, the Copenhagen system operates UTO (Unattended Train Operation). Perfectly safe and not plagued with lazy union members.


        • 176
          Gin O Clock says:

          Oh shite its on my shoe.


    • 11
      Child of E.T. says:

      If anyone else made Tweets like that they would be investigated and end up in court.


      • 55
        Voice of unreason says:

        A lot of hate-crimes going on there ….


        • 77
          Spartacus says:

          Concise Oxford Dictionary
          Looks accurate – See 3 below:

          n noun
          1 a dry, rough protective crust that forms over a cut or wound during healing.
          2 mange or a similar skin disease in animals. Øany of a number of fungal diseases of plants in which rough patches develop, especially on apples and potatoes.
          3 informal a person or thing regarded with contempt. Øa person who refuses to strike or who takes the place of a striking worker.
          n verb (scabs, scabbing, scabbed)
          1 [usually as adjective scabbed] become encrusted with a scab or scabs.
          2 act or work as a scab. ØBritish informal scrounge.

          DERIVATIVES scabbiness noun scabby adjective

          ORIGIN Middle English: from Old Norse skabb; related to dialect shab (cf. shabby).


      • 264
        Anonymous says:

        Anyone else – apart from this site? And yet it manages to get away with some of the most vile, evil, spiteful BS seen outside of YouTube.


    • 14
      Comrade Bob Crow (IQ 13 and 3/4) says:

      U cant have dryvurluss trains beecoz trayns are verree komolikaytid. It reckwires grayt skill to poosh a butun to mayk a trayn moov.


      • 66
        low resolution fox says:

        If they never learned to write, spell, or earn enough money to consider being a left wing academic or a reasonably secure tory, then they probably are going to grow up as bitter, twisted weirdos who don’t really understand the world and/or social ethics. Are we surprised that oddballs vote for the lazy oddball party?


      • 171
        Champagne Socialist says:

        All the workers can kiss my arse, I’ve got the General Secretary’s job at last.


      • 241
        Anonymous says:

        Dlr been working ok for years


    • 16
      Golden Dawn says:

      If that was a UKIP member using a child in a disgusting stomach churning political Tweet like that. Then the Social services, police, paramedics, Kay Burley and her Sky copter would have done a dawn raid to rescue the child by now.


      • 26
        A true libertarian says:

        surely as libertarians we should be celebrating the right of workers to withdraw their labour. they are behaving in a perfectly rational, libertarian way. they are acting in self interest to protect themselves against the state.

        i applaud them.


        • 32
          Get away with you says:

          How is the “State” attacking them?

          No one is going to be made compulsory redundant.

          Their strike is akin to The Red Flag Carriers who used to walk in front of cars going on strike because the Horn had been invented.


        • 38
          Mr Helpful says:

          70% of the union’s members didn’t vote for a strike. The 30% who did are welcome to withdraw their labour, but have no right to hurl abuse at the majority who want to continue working.


          • A true libertarian says:

            70% of the UK didn’t vote for Cameron either, but we still got him.


          • The Man From the Pru says:

            70% didn’t vote for Blair and Brown and we still got them – and got shafted


          • Anonymous says:

            Thatcher never got an outright majority either.

            Not very democratic, this democracy business.


          • You're alright Jacks says:

            Only 40% of people on the Electoral Register vote and the Government can win with 35%.
            16% to 20% of those eligible to vote supported any recent Government.
            The RMT 20% vote is as democratic as any other election.


        • 42

          As libertarians we would expect each driver to be allowed to make up his own mind and respect his or her decision as an exercise of free will. It’s quite clear from the tweets that there is a high degree of coercion being applied. So you’re not really a true libertarian, are you?


          • Ron says:

            Please if you are going to put stuff on here at least have some idea what you are talking about, ASLEF represent the majority of drivers on LU and are not on strike and were not balloted. The law protects people who want to go to work even if their TU has conducted a legal ballot, in this case RMT and TSSA members. The same protection does not apply to people who legally strike, they can be sacked! Strange old world isn´t it when a toff who travels by bike is believed to know more about the needs of the Underground than the people who work there.


        • 63
          M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

          Actually I agree with this.

          Don’t agree with intimidated those that made the other choice though.


          • Mong Watch says:

            30% of the workforce should be allowed to dictate that the other 70% should not work. That is true Liberty…NOT


          • M­a­­q­bo­­ul says:

            That’s precisely what I said: agree with them withdrawing their own labour if that’s what they want but don’t agree with them inflicting it on others that don’r.


        • 100
          Glyn H says:

          Surely a Libertarian can do whatever he wants so long as it does not harm other people?


        • 127
          Clapham Omnibus Man says:

          RMT Troll alert


        • 181
          Gin O Clock says:

          The state will support them with JSA, good luck you luddittes


        • 215
          smoke and mirrors says:

          I applaud the workers too.
          TFL managers raking it in while cutting jobs in a monopoly subsidised public service.
          Last year TFL’s Peter Hendy got a Knighthood and £320, 000 bonus for shuffling paper around.
          Gerard Batten, London’s UKIP MEP, supports well paid jobs for Londoners.


          • Fubar Saunders says:

            shuffling paper around??? Says the poster who has evidently never in his life had to manage anything more taxing than a flight of stairs.


      • 128
        Proftastic says:

        So you didn’t see Kay Burpey using children in the same way when reporting on the floods? One even started to cry when interrogated by the scarlet viper.


    • 208
      Psyche the Dog says:

      Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha,. Deary me, not on message again, go on then delete it.


  3. 3
    Snotsicle says:

    In the real world, they are called hard-working, conscientious employees.

    Union activists clearly retained the immaturity of the school yard into adulthood.


    • 12
      Child of E.T. says:

      Well said. The Communists do not have any mandate in this free country, with the freedom to work.


      • 191
        Anonymous says:

        It’s not as though it’s a shit job either. 60 grand a year drivers get. When I say drive, I actually button pushing an observing.


        • 258
          Moat says:

          Not all trains are automatic. Then you have to consider the environment they work in, it is filthy in them tunnels and you breath in all sort of crap. Anyway, this strike is not about the drivers, its about having enough people working on stations to manage emergencies when the arise.


  4. 4
    Rickytshirt says:

    Socialists – pretend to be nice but full of hate.


  5. 5
    Sandra says:

    Thank You to every Tube Driver & Underground Worker who turned up today.


  6. 6
    Killer Bercow says:

    **** H@rry has a good excuse for being late today! **** :-)


  7. 7
    kmc says:

    Isn’t a scab something that heals a wound?


  8. 8
    Bob Crow says:

    If they ain’t in the Yoonyun, they ain’t scabs, Comrades.


  9. 9
    Chris Patten says:

    What are these tube things they are talking about?


  10. 13
    Fish says:

    The resurgence of militant hard left Labour in the form of Miliband and the likes of Owen Jones has simply facilitated the behaviour of scum like this.

    We began in the late 90’s to become a country ‘at ease with itself’, understand what aspiration and personal responsibility were all about. Brown and the Marxist Miliband have since wrought division for their own narrow ends.

    There will be much more of this, already we’ve had a glimpse of what a Miliband Britain would look like. Miliband and the left are just wreckers, as they always have been.


    • 24
      You can switch it off under settings or options says:

      “Miliband and the left are just wreckers”

      My tablet’s autocorrect changes “wankers” to “wreckers”, too.


    • 60
      Bluto says:

      Yes, all their policies involve dividing the nation into factions and setting them in conflict with each other. Which makes a mockery of Miliband’s ‘One Nation’ nonsense even before the effects of New Labour sponsored devolution are considered.

      Wreckers is a good way to describe them. They promote and preside over hatred, angst and the negative.


  11. 15
    Ed Miliband says:

    Guys, get round the table and speak with the Mayor.
    Guys, get round the table and speak with the Mayor.
    Guys, get round the table and speak with the Mayor.
    Guys, get round the table and speak with the Mayor.
    Guys, get round the table and speak with the Mayor.
    Guys, get round the table and speak with the Mayor.
    Guys, get round the table and speak with the Mayor.
    Guys, get round the table and speak with the Mayor.


    • 28
      C.O.Jones says:

      That’s right, the unions are using you to undermine a democratically elected office.

      But then we forget how you as leader of the Labour Party were elected to YOUR democratically elected position!


    • 30
      retardEd Miliband says:

      The govewment hath acted in a weckleth and iwwethponthible manner. In a weckleth and iwwethponthible manner, the govewment hath acted.

      Cotht of living cwy-thith.


    • 46
      Fish says:

      Why the fuck should the Mayor meet with Blob Crow?

      The Boris doesn’t lead the negotiating team, that’s the job of the unions and his TFL / Underground Managers


      • 196
        Fight fire with fire says:

        Any man failing to report for duty should be given a written warning for unauthorised leave. 3 of them and it’s bye-bye.

        I would also note the name of every striker and ensure they never received overtime, discretionary bonuses or leave and that they never, ever got promoted.


        • 259
          Moat says:

          Good thing we are free men and women, and not slaves. I do not agree with these cuts and am exercising my right to strike. That being said I also do not agree with abuse being given to those who chose not to strike.


  12. 17
    dai unhappily says:

    anything criminal in these billet doux?


  13. 18
    Wait - what! says:

    Looks offensive to me, where are the Twitter Police this time?


  14. 19
    Displaced Brummie says:

    Report those Twitter Twits for abuse. Bet Mr Chelsea Scum wouldn’t be whistling, then…


  15. 20
    Bob Crow says:



  16. 21
    Anonymous says:

    Crow will do for the tube boys what Red Robo did for the car industry.I suppose if your trousering £145 thousand a year and living in a council house you can afford holidays in South America.That’s nothing to crow about is it Bobby?


    • 80
      Anonymous says:

      Well as the head of a national organisation with thousands of members who willingly pay for him what’s the problem?


      • 99
        Working from home today says:

        what part of ‘living in a council house’ did you not understand?


        • 173
          Anonymous says:

          Spose he could buy it at a stupidly low price and sell it on at a massive price pocketing all that free money while the taxpayer has to pay to replace it.

          Funny how Tories don’t see profiteering as evil.


          • Cabbage says:

            Are you seriously not getting the point? If he had bought it then I don;t think there would necessarily be an issue. The problem is he’s earning 145k/annum ( plus generous benefits & expenses no doubt) but I ( and possibly you ) are subsidising his housing costs. Quite how he can realistically defend that position as a, albeit of the champagne type, socialist I’m still not clear.


          • Anonymous says:

            I imagine he got the house many years ago when he was first starting out and social housing was in supply for the working person.

            Of course when he dies the flat will go to someone else and his been paying rent which has been going to the council.

            Subsidising his rent? You mean due to selling g off housing stock at loss making prices to get votes along with buy to rent mortgages making rents sky rocket due to lack of housing and all that cash going to bottom feeders who were given something for nothing…hey sounds like all those benefit scroungers you are all convinced exsist in millions.


    • 189
      Gin O Clock says:

      Must be nice being a big fat bastard, not a care in the world £145K salary(joke) and a pension fund that’s bigger than his belly, with all his foot soldiers taking the shit, nivarna.
      Union leaders, surely some joke.


      • 260
        Moat says:

        So you don’t like people from a poor background getting to the top and earning a decent wage? How come no one is complaining about the amount of money the head of London underground makes. Over a 100 grand more than crow. We could save at least a few jobs if he was willing to take a pay cut…but no, they would rather cut the wage and jobs of people who actually work for a crust.


  17. 22
    JH348324-03258 says:

    How many people would apply for the jobs of those that didn’t turn up if they were advertised today?

    Also any ‘worker’ found sending Tweets like this should be summarily fired.


  18. 27
    Jeremy Clarkson says:

    Automate everything and use the money saved to shoot their families.


  19. 33
    Sunderland is a Labour ghetto thats why it shit says:

    The RMT are inhabited by Marxist millitants who dont give a toss about Tube workers,they see strikes as a political tool to achieve what they will never achieve via the ballot box.Its time for tougher action ie make the Tube an essential service.


    • 201
      Just sack them says:

      No no no! The more essential a service is in the UK, the more useless it becomes.

      cf. Healthcare, education, law and order, etc.


  20. 34
    Penfold says:

    Ah, Bob and the RMT bring back lovely memories of the 70’s……….



  21. 36
    Blowing Whistles says:

    Alex Salmond is within striking distance of victory. Why hasn’t England noticed?


    • 41
      England says:

      Because we want Scotland to fuck off.


    • 50
      Ock aye the noo says:

      Victory for the Scots means another few centuries of receiving handouts from England whilst bitching all the time. Opinion polls suggest that even the Scots won’t bite the hand that feeds them. They’ll just keep gnawing at it.


      • 84
        Rob Roy says:

        Independence for Scotland will inevitably have a some painful and unforeseen consequences.

        However in the long term having two independent countries sharing a common border and in open economic competition can only be healthy and stimulating.


        • 170
          The British establishment is our common enemy, not the Scots says:

          The English should welcome Scottish independence, but not for petty anti-Scots reasons.

          Make no mistake. Scottish independence would send a seismic shock wave through the liblabcon scum in Westminster. It would be just the thing to awaken English identity, something the corrupt British establishment has tried to suppress at every opportunity with the likes of Jack Straw and the BBC.


          • Please just piss off Jockland says:

            I would welcome Jock independence foe petty, anti-scotch reasons.

            Dirty, hairy race of wife-beaters, scroungers and drunks.

            PS sharing a common border with separate currencies would ruin Jock commerce, ad no one up there wants to be paid in porridge.


      • 257
        Thatcherrevolutionary says:

        Yes – I plan to vote for independence then move to England. With all the Labour MP’s in Scotland removed from Westminster, we shall never see a Labour Government again!


  22. 38
    I would do it says:

    Being a tube driver one of the best well paid jobs in Britain. perhaps the world.


    • 207
      Anonymous says:

      David Cameron is the prettiest politician in the world. We should make him King, he is so clever and pretty.


  23. 40
    I would do it says:

    Being a tube dr1ver one of the best well paid jobs in Britain. perhaps the world.


    • 49
      They deserve every penny, I'm sure. says:

      But it’s a very difficult job.

      Push button to make train move.

      Release button to make train stop.


    • 88
      Spartacus says:

      best job – that and a bin man

      not close enough to the curb luv, buttons for the hydraulic arm wont reach, maybe in a fortnight


  24. 43
    M102 says:

    Nice Rover 3500 though.


    • 58
      kmc says:

      Good spot! I always wanted P6. I had the offer of a 2.2 (I think) once, but waited for a 3.5. Alas, never got one.


      • 111
        M102 says:

        They went downhill after that.


      • 129
        Just Saying. says:

        Great car the 3.5. Built like a tank, thirsty but fast and very comfortable.
        Rover never built a better car.


        • 192
          Mornington Crescent says:

          Very true, although one often forgets that the 3.5 engine was designed by Buick.

          What a shame the SD1 turned out how it did: beautiful design, utterly shite build quality, thanks mainly to indolent unionised labour.

          True story: strikes were so common at the Solihull factory at the time, to the point that the QA boys even walked out for a day because… they didn’t like the colour of their store coats.

          Bob Crow would be proud.


  25. 45
    Blowing Donkey Whistles says:

    Do these tw@s still think it’s the 70s? Fcuking idiot leftie scummers. If they think they’re acting in their members best interests then both they and their members are mongtards.


  26. 47
    Ah! 'm not surprised says:

    Blair and Wendi Deng ‘fed each other and he went into her bedroom’. Shock claims over friendship as she is also accused of having affair with Google boss Eric Schmidt Mail.


  27. 51
    Blooming Godfrey says:

    Just ban unions in public services. End of.


  28. 53
    Ah! suggest says:

    Ah! suggest says:
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.
    February 6, 2014 at 9:31 am
    ………That the working dr1vers wear burkas.


  29. 56
    Crow will win and he knows it says:

    They can’t really lose can they? Londonistan would quickly become P@kistan if the tube was to be shut down.

    In the end Londoners will have to pay them more because the ticket offices will close and Crow will extract his extortion money.

    The only other option is to do what Raegan did to the air traffic controllers who had the same “I am irreplaceable” mind set and sack the lot, then re-hire those who want to work.


  30. 57
    Bob Crow says:

    As you were Prime Minister David Cameron.


  31. 59
    Crabina Trimingham says:

    What sort of scabs are we talking about ?


  32. 64
    An awkward bastard says:

    It is thoroughly contemptible to use young children in furtherance of strike action (especially when they appear to be of school age).

    Should you see any children being exploited on the Underground in this way then inform Social Services immediately because such children risk coming to significant harm.


  33. 65
    Owen's mum says:

    Owen has a scab on an unmentionable part of his body, and I keep telling him not to picket.


  34. 67
    Just goes to show says:

    Nobody outside Londonistan gives a damn what happens in Londonistan, the city has been lost to immigration, the main problems are the flooding in the real area’s of the country.


  35. 68
    A Wounded Badger says:

    The Declared Aim of Communism is to destroy the ” Status Quo ” and keep Britain living in an Iron Curtain State… the Union Sheep will follow until it is too late….. wake up, the world is changing.


  36. 70
    Anonymous says:

    Didn’t Everyman Boris say he wouldn’t close ticket offices as part of his election campaign when ken livingstone was going to close them?

    Of course it’s not if character for Boris to climb on a bandwagon for his personal gain.


  37. 72
    a smug bastards says:

    I am avoiding the Tube Strike by giving London a very wide berth and carrying out all business on the internet from the safety and seclusion of my own home.


  38. 74
    Ah! remember says:

    In Thatcher’s day, she would have been dr1ving a train by now


  39. 75
    I don't have a dream says:

    One of the Eagle brothers spinning like a top as to what she will do for flood protection, no real idea’s but her gang knows better.


  40. 79
    Jon Coleman says:

    High time these lazy workers were sacked, they’re on £50k a year and get more holidays than Judith Chalmers.


  41. 81
    Ah! FFS Ne0 says:

    Dr1ver, dr1ve, dr1vel, concrete dr1ve, whist-dr1ve, a dr1ven person, dr1verless train, this mod is dr1ving me mad. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM??????????


  42. 85
    Alan says:

    The sooner a law is brought in that a strike is unlawful unless supported by over 50 % of total workforce, the better.

    Alan Douglas


  43. 86
    I have an Oyster Card says:

    I want to punch someone in the face.


  44. 87
    Councillor Silvester says:

    The Best solution would be for God to send a storm surge up the Thames, disable the barrier and give the underground a pressure wash.


  45. 89
    MB. says:

    I have always thought that any union leader who has to call a major strike should resign afterwards because he has failed at his job but unfortunately most seem to see it as a big achievement.


  46. 90
    jeremy clarkson says:

    they should be dragged out of their houses and shot on their front lawns in front of their families


  47. 91
    Mr Happy says:

    Where the hell is Millitwit when you need him ?

    He has had ages now to come up with some smarmy smart arsed solution to this dispute and still we wait.

    It is all Milliband’s fault this.


    • 142
      BBC - Bring Back Communism says:

      We are happy to report nothing on a Miliband solution until he has one that even we believe is practical


  48. 92
    annoyed user says:

    Better a scab than a self important communist f*ckstain.


  49. 94
    MB. says:

    Meanwhile their comrades in UNITE have called a strike at the RN nuclear submarine base at Faslane.


  50. 95
    Bob Crow says:

    Garsonny! Topp up mi chablease pronto! Andd wherez me lobstar and cavyar?


  51. 97
    London is immigration City and the Politicians and Chattering Classes who live there celebrate that says:

    What pisses me off is that train journeys routed through Londonistan do not include the tube.


    • 164
      Stating the bleedin' obvious says:

      ????? Get a combined ticket online which includes tube travel !!!!!!


      • 210
        London is immigration City and the Politicians and Chattering Classes who live there celebrate that says:

        That costs extra dosh durrh


  52. 102
    Bob Crowe says:

    A lot of mod’ing this morning?


  53. 103
    Strictly Speaking says:

    It’s the ticket staff on strike, so these drivers aren’t scabs, anyway?


  54. 107
    C.O.Jones says:

    Miliband is useless.

    I’m so so missing Tony


  55. 108
    Major F Burns says:

    Lets hope that sore on the end of Bob Crows nose is nothing serious.


  56. 109
    Ah! clever says:

    US authorities devise a method of stopping gayers snogging in Sochi, ” Beware of toothpaste bombs “


  57. 115
    Mr Happy says:

    You do not negotiate with big bullies with fat bellies.

    Londoners survived the Blitz,they will survive the loss of the Underground.

    Boris Bicycles are best.


    • 131
      How Londoners would cope with the Blitz today says:

      “Ooh, what do you mean “put black-out screens” on my windows? I’m not climbing up no step ladders, that’s against health and safety, innit! And what? You want me to sleep in the tube station? You’re havin’ a laugh, ain’t ya? That’s infringing my human rights and it’s against health and safety! And anyway, my empty house will be burgled if I leave it. The police are shit. I’m going to join a riot.” (Londoner’s incoherent blather continues for 15 minutes..)


    • 150
      A pancake says:

      “Boris Bicycles are best.”

      Until you get run over by a 44 ton arctic.


  58. 123
    The flying pig says:

    If there is no resolution to this dispute I do not want those employees being allowed to return to work in 48 hours time.

    They should be made to sit down and negotiate in an equal position to their customers.


  59. 126
    John Smith, Boston, Lincs says:

    So when I as a foreigner from the English Shires visit Londonistan and do not have one of these Oyster charms and only cash. How do I pay for my underground ticket?


    • 134
      A ticket machine says:

      Oi!…you…get to the back of the queue !


    • 145
      A story says:

      A remember an incident a year or so ago, whereby a young chap (with wife and baby in tow) had apparently lost his parking ticket. He only discovered this when he approached the ticket machine. After a minute or so of effing and blinding he decided to press the help button on the machine. A surly voice then shouted out of the machine to the young chap that in the case of a lost parking ticket, he would have to pay the maximum fee of £10 after which he started to kick the cr@p out of said machine.


  60. 130
    Schoolboy Jokes R Us says:

    Q: What do you do if your nose goes on strike?
    A: Picket!


    • 136
      Comrade Bob Crow (IQ 13 and 3/4) says:

      Q: Wot do yoo do if a SCAB tryes to get 2 wurk in a taxee?

      A: U drop a concreet blok on the dryvurs hed.


  61. 139
    Moley says:

    The strike is a failure.

    The reason why it is a failure is that no one has a clue what the union’s aims are; thereby antagonising Londoners for no purpose whatever.

    The driver’s cannot publicise their demands because the majority of the public would consider them overpaid already.


  62. 141
    Anonymous says:

    Andy Matthews @CarefreeAndy91
    Tube driver wearing a city hat whistling blue moon. Called him a scab and said cmon Chels. Not whistling anymore
    3:45 PM – 5 Feb 2014


  63. 143
    bogtrott says:

    why doesn’t bob crow talk to the people who are unable to get to work without difficulty,see how long he lasts the lynch mob.He wont because he would come off worse mores the pity


  64. 148
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    I’m not travelling on any public transport… worried about a toothpaste tube strike.


  65. 149
    Make all trains automatic says:

    Assuming Govt. figures are correct (I know, I know), how the hell can the total cost of all the rolling stock of HS2 account for 1/52 of the total cost?
    Doesn’t this show that the rest of it is overpriced/overvalued that we’re being robbed by something we don’t need?


    • 157
      The Reason Behind HS2 in a Nutshell says:

      I think when you factor in the backhanders to David Cameron and various selected cronies, the figures even out nicely.


    • 211
      Gin O Clock says:

      10% of the cost to drill through 52 kilometres of solid rock in Europe, whos making the money?.

      Government tossers again.


  66. 153
    National interest says:

    Relocate that nuclear bace from Faslane.
    The country cannot be held to ransom like that.
    No questions needed.


  67. 163
    Banned says:

    There is also a national university lecturer’s strike today. I and all my colleagues are all in and working as usual anyway. My students didn’t even know or care that there was a strike.


  68. 165
    Bob Crow says:

    Up the shirkers!


  69. 168
    First female PM says:


  70. 186

    These strike breakers are the real heros. My father had to go on strike in the Dockers years 1940+50’s. Just when they had money saved up it went on living expenses and save until the next strike. He spent his time working as a cook. Having lived through these experiences I tend to be anti-union and against strikes. The Mafia Union Bosses do not suffer any financial losses or have to make any sacrifices.


  71. 193
    Casual Observer 6 says:

    The twits are out in force on Twitter – which itself lost over $650m since it was IPO’d : may not be around much longer at that rate.

    Will the Police be protecting the homes and families of ‘scab’ workers which as recent events have indicated are the favored targets of the failing left ?

    Cameron perhaps is about to learn another valuable lessonin why appeasing these types of individuals was a foolish decision.

    Vote UKIP.


  72. 200
    Bus User says:

    #tubestrike Today all of London are #Buswankers— mitzy Fenner. (@mitzyfenner) February 5, 2014


  73. 222
    Londoner says:

    Glad to say the strike crumbled a tad this morning as extra stations were openned such as Vauxhall. I set off half an hour early and had a bit of a walk but I got to work on time. Result.


  74. 234
    Where are Tony Blair's Expenses says:

    Just order the DRIVERLESS trains now.


  75. 242
    Anonymous says:

    The politics of hate and envy as everyone gets peed off that there are still a few members of the workforce that have a union to protect them and their working conditions.

    whereas the majority have had to watch their pay and job security go out the window.

    Of course Eastern Europeans can’t be be shipped over to undercut tubedrivers.


  76. 244
    Anonymous says:

    Unions have well past their due by date. Why do we tolerate them? Abolish all unions and be rid of it. They are a drain on productivity (and employee salaries)


    • 267
      UK-OK! says:

      Are you not in danger of over-doing the US-type spin? Since, ever on this site, a number of people will be aware of what you are saying. For while this hard-right/ anti-union stuff might go down well in the US – this is the UK.


  77. 245
    Dean B says:

    SCAB = Serving Customers, Angering Bob

    Sounds good to me.


  78. 250
    Anonymous says:

    I see strikers were wearing their protective clothing when not at work — surely they should be paying income tax on them !!!!!!

    Not wholey and necessarily in course of their duties!!!


  79. 254
    Anonymous says:

    Crazy right-wing nut-jobs!

    Your working conditions and remuneration can be attacked too, you know?

    Where do you think your current work conditions came from, the goodness of employers’ hearts, of united struggle?

    “First, they came for………
    …… then, they came for me and there was no-one left to fight”.


    • 255
      DB says:

      My current working conditions come from me. I work for myself.

      The only attacks on remuneration come from the government stealing money as tax. Therefore it makes complete sense to me to “struggle” against high-tax profligate government, and idiot strikers who stop me getting to my clients – costing me money, and making my transport conditions worse.


      • 266
        Anon says:

        Well that is very nice – for you. But most British workers (and staff) are not self-employed and (as said) are facing attacks on their conditions and rates of pay. So it is in their (class) interests when union action helps to fend off this attack.

        As for tax, unlike Starbucks, how many workers are able to tell the tax people how much tax they are willing to pay?


  80. 261
    By the way says:

    Why are you lot calling these lap-dogs, “Brave Strike Breakers”? Why not the call what they are? SCABS! Just to get a few Brownie Points from the boss, some are willing to sell their (now Ex) work mates down the river. Then again, such scum do tend to be thick working class Tories.


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Mycroft says:

Have you read the last bit of Animal Farm?

You know where the animals are looking through the Farmhouse window?

My TV screen was that window at lunch-time today.

Be careful, the sudden self-congratulatory tone, the slightly pudgy outline of indulgence and you become exactly what you should despise.

The jolly face of the Quisling Cameron poses for your camera has mesmerised and deceived you, you who were once not so deceived.

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You need a damned good kick up the ahse!

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