March 11th, 2014

RIP Bob Crow 1961-2014

RMT have confirmed union boss Bob Crow has died. If Guido was a train driver, he’d have voted for him…



  1. 1
    jgm2 says:

    He’ll be missed.

    Who will call a strike and inconvenience several million people now?

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    Anonymous says:

    There will be cheers in the Gov’t and non union circles today…..when’s the fight for the next fat cat cushy leader job now vacated. The scramble will be epic.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    Was it something he said?

    BBC just confirmed.

  4. 4
    mpg says:

    Wow. Didn’t agree with him, but he was a passionate defender of unions, a worthy cause.

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    Purpleline says:

    Let’s hope Funeral directors don’t down tools. Anyday a good day to bury Marxism.

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    Tony Blair is a war criminal says:

    All tube users can heave a sigh of relief today.

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    Cato Street Conspirator says:

    A lot of us – agree with him or not – thought he was a great bloke.

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    Tony Blair is a war criminal says:

    If only we had a Prime Mentalist that stuck up for our Country like he did for his union.

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    Fuck Labour says:

    Though I didn’t agree with him on anything, my condolences to his friends and family.

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    Olly boy says:

    Mayfair Restauranteurs will be upset

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    I wonder who will be attending the funeral .

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    JJ says:

    Let’s push for a state funderal for him!!

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    Red Ken Lyingscum says:

    I’m beside myself.

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    aurora borealis says:

    Well RIP Of Course. That is no age to die! Whatever we thought of his politics we have to have sympathy with his family at such a sudden death.

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    Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:


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    On platform 2 says:

    There’ll be another one along any minute….

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    Fuck Labour says:

    I’d much rather that Blair had died. Crow, love him or loathe him, had his principles and was a colourful character. Blair is a warmongering sociopath who fucked the country.

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    an awkward bastard says:

    I can’t wait to see the obituary in the Daily Telegraph.

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    Anonymous says:

    Given that Labour people like to say they would dance over Thatchers grave.. can I lead you all in one over his.

    I propose “The Locomotion”

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    R.I.P says:

    a real shock,sad day

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    Anonymous says:

    Telegraph?…The guardian will be be in full mourning, are they doing a full spread 28 page special.

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    James Royle says:

    He was a big fat arrogant Socialist I always thought .

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    A Right Fucking Bastard says:

    He was a cünt.

    Only the sort of Leftie cünt who takes his name from a conspiracy to commit murder could think he was a “great bloke”.

    So fuck off, Socialist filth.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    A PM who fights our corner? She is no more.

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    Fuck Labour says:

    Credit where it’s due, he know how to play the media game.

    Dedicated to his memory:

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    Toxic Labour for Spongers, Parasites, Criminals, Peedos, & other Wasters says:

    This is a real shame, what a great loss for the UK. I’m sure there are many other millionaire council house tenants with equivalent skills of destruction.

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    jgm2 says:

    Might be worth getting an order in. It could be legendary.

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    Lord Starveacre says:

    Perhaps living too much of the good life finally got him

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    Harman PIE says:

    He should be given a full state funeral similar to Margaret Thatcher and a statue immediately commissioned and placed in Whitehall.

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    Fuck Labour says:

    Do you wish all your political opponents death?

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    Cost-of-Labour-crisis says:

    He did say words to the effect that he was born in a council house so he’d die in a council house …………..

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    Norfolk's Finest says:

    Likewise. I objected to everything he stood for, but would support his right to stand for it completely.

    52 is too young for anyone to go.

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    Fuck Labour says:

    Mrs Thatcher never revelled in the deaths of her opponents. Show some class.

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    Anonymous says:

    watch the scramble among the hierarchy to land that lovely cushy £145000 job with perks, they will kill each other for this one, like ferrets in a sack.

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    HMRC says:

    Is there a spare bedroom in the house now?

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    mpg says:

    I guess we shouldn’t expect anything more nuanced from a person who calls themselves “A Right Fucking Bastard”.

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    In memorium says:

    Who killed Cock Robin poem

    “Who killed Cock Robin?” “I,” said the Sparrow,
    “With my bow and arrow, I killed Cock Robin.”
    “Who saw him die?” “I,” said the Fly,
    “With my little eye, I saw him die.”
    “Who caught his blood?” “I,” said the Fish,
    “With my little dish, I caught his blood.”
    “Who’ll make the shroud?” “I,” said the Beetle,
    “With my thread and needle, I’ll make the shroud.”
    “Who’ll dig his grave?” “I,” said the Owl,
    “With my pick and shovel, I’ll dig his grave.”
    “Who’ll be the parson?” “I,” said the Rook,
    “With my little book, I’ll be the parson.”
    “Who’ll be the clerk?” “I,” said the Lark,
    “If it’s not in the dark, I’ll be the clerk.”
    “Who’ll carry the link?” “I,” said the Linnet,
    “I’ll fetch it in a minute, I’ll carry the link.”
    “Who’ll be chief mourner?” “I,” said the Dove,
    “I mourn for my love, I’ll be chief mourner.”
    “Who’ll carry the coffin?” “I,” said the Kite,
    “If it’s not through the night, I’ll carry the coffin.”
    “Who’ll bear the pall? “We,” said the Wren,
    “Both the cock and the hen, we’ll bear the pall.”
    “Who’ll sing a psalm?” “I,” said the Thrush,
    “As she sat on a bush, I’ll sing a psalm.”
    “Who’ll toll the bell?” “I,” said the bull,
    “Because I can pull, I’ll toll the bell.”
    All the birds of the air fell a-sighing and a-sobbing,
    When they heard the bell toll for poor Cock Robin.

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    Boris says:

    Cricket Stumps and flat caps! Old Crowella has popped it!
    Crushed under the Weight of the pay rise.

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    Barnyard Hogan How? says:

    I’ll have the boys in blue lining his funeral parade. He was a selfish tw8t but he had hais principles. Oh I can’t believe I’ve just written that, Principles!

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    Owen Jones says:

    I shall be wearing my trousers at half mast today as a mark of respect.

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    His good points says:

    Not only was he good news for his members he also wanted Britain to leave the EU.

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    Sickipdia says:

    RMT Union Leader, Bob Crow, has died.

    His family are asking for no questions from the press at this sad time, plus 2 additional days off at Christmas.

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    mpg says:

    I think some of the people on these boards are sociopaths and, yes, they do wish their political opponents dead.

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    Anonymous says:

    I do.

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    Red Ed's shafted now says:

    Is this ‘Events’ or Shit Happens!

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    jgm2 says:

    There is nothing wrong with wanting Gordon Brown dead. Ideally 20 years ago.

    The c*unt.

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    Anonymous says:

    He was also a fat pork scratching. But my thoughts are with his family and .. er … he *did* have friends?

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    Anonymous says:

    I suspect the next one will be even more extreme. A bit like North Korean dictators

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    The only Country in Europe not to have a Parliament is England says:


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    Pizza Delivery Man says:

    Long live Hitler .

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    To be fair says:

    I cannot see anywhere we ARFB is revelling in his death. He is simply stating what most on here would have said yesterday (ie prior to the news).

    You can be sorry someone has passed, but still think they were a troublemaker when alive.

    Isn’t saying anything different if that is what you think hypocrisy?

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    Welly Wanger says:

    Although if he hadn’t lived quite so high on the hog, he might have lived longer…

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    Anonymous says:

    I beg to differ.

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    Joe Public II says:

    Didn’t support his politics — but Bob Crow was a nationally well known character, unlike the career clone Oxford PPE spads and politicians that infest the LibLabConners

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    Táxpáyér says:

    The trouble with unions in the public sector is that their gain comes at the expense of the country.

    A net loss.

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    jgm2 says:

    The fuckers will probably call a strike in memorium.

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    A Socialist researcher says:

    No doubt Guido will not forget to dissect the Grant of Probate.

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    Grant Shapps says:

    What happened Guido? Highly odd! He was a very healthy man? Foul play?

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    john in cheshire says:

    He was an enemy and it’s always good when an enemy is finally defeated. I don’t envy his afterlife, though.

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    Working Class Labour are a dying breed says:

    Did not agree with his politics but it has to be said that he was passionate and unswerving in what he believed in.

    I wish there was just one Tory who had the same determination.

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    jgm2 says:

    Very healthy?

    He had extreme pie retention.

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    By Jimminy says:

    Non-white armbands are being handed out for all BBC staff and all programmes will be disrupted for the next 2 days to accommodate ‘specials’.

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    A Right Fucking Bastard says:

    I’m not “revelling” in his death.

    I’m just calling him a cünt, because that’s what he was.

    I’ll say the same thing about Scargill when that utter fucking cünt goes, too.

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    Anonymous says:

    Bob Crow died at Whipps Cross hospital, Leytonstone. Medics spent an hour trying to save his life. Suffered aneurysm + massive heart attack

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    Jack Ketch says:

    Say what you like about Bob Crow. His job was to ensure the welfare of his members. Under his watch London tube drivers get over $52,000 per year for 32 hrs per week and redundancies have been minimal. The Labourites, Lib-Bums and Tories want lots of cash for themselves but want others to earn 7.20 per hour.

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    John McCririck. says:

    2.05 at Cheltenham today…………Champagne Fever, get on it, it’s an omen!

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    Ah! 'm thinking says:

    “If Guido was a train driver, he’d have voted for him…”

    Maybe. But if Guido was a train driver, I would wait for the next one.

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    A Socialist researcher says:

    Livingstone has already let it be known he will be attending.

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    Jack Ketch says:

    Say what you like about Bob Crow. His job was to ensure the welfare of his members. Under his watch London tube drivers get over $52,000 per year for 32 hrs per week and redundancies have been minimal. The Labourites, Lib-dems and Tories want lots of cash for themselves but want others to earn 7.20 per hour.


  71. 71
    McSkiver says:

    The striker struck

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    Ed Balls Super Fan says:

    RIP Bob !

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    Unhygienix the Fishmonger says:

    Does this give concern that there are health and safety issues at the RMT that need looking into?

    It is an issue dear to the heart of all good trades unionists.

    The RMT’s employees should stay away until management can assure their safety. The place apepars to be a deathtrap.

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    still walking into darkness says:

    Chris Huhne is looking for a job I hear, or they could always go with Chris Smith as he’s about due another huge payday and he could let out the council house in a sort of reverse rent boy manouevre

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    Welly Wanger says:

    Will they feed Ed Miliband to the dogs?

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    Voodooo says:

    …..The “Curse” worked?

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    thedukeofhunslet says:

    I predicted this a few weeks ago!

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    dave says:

    Fuck him.

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    Anonymous says:


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    Anonymous says:

    Was that about Robin Cook

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    Guy News Room says:

    “Almost a conservative” – in praise of Owen Jones.

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    Mr Biscuits says:

    All the lefties revelled in Thatcher’s death though…

    Oh I forget… You can only do as the left say otherwise you are a rasict/bigot.

    While its sad that he has died he frequently held the country to ransom while his delegates lost wages while inconveniencing those that work hard.

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    A probing forensic question says:

    I suspect Diane Abbot will fly back from Switzerland specially for the funeral .

    Should my suspicion be correct who I wonder will be paying the bill ?

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    Anonymous says:

    More like Loco notion!

  85. 85
    Jimmy Young says:

    Jimmy Knapp?

    Remember him ?

    Died in office too.

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    rick says:

    Amen to that.

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    bergen says:

    +1. He was a bit of a throwback to the 70’s – a modern day Ray Buckton.

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    Malcolm Muggeridge says:

    Just proves how well you can do without an Oxbridge education.

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    Iain Duncan Smith says:

    Honour Bob Crow’s memory: join a trade union.

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    All the best, but.... says:

    When he called his boys out on strike, did he give a fuck about those Londoners who might have died as a result?

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    Long John Silver's parrot says:

    Mentioning MPs having pay rises might not have helped.

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    Last of his kind says:

    RIP Bob.

    people may have hated you but you did exactly what you were supposed to do and were very good at it.

    doubt we will see another like you

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    thedukeofhunslet says:

    I predicted this would happen on the 5th Feb.
    Comment number #1.

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    All socialists are hypocrites says:

    The left positively did cart wheels when Lady T died. But that’s what you expect from socialists…no bloody humanity or compassion.

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    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    I wonder which troughing scum will get his job?

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    Prime Minister David "Moneys No Object" Cameron,the ignorant prick. says:

    A timely reminder that your lifestyle choices play a large part in determining when the grim reaper will catch up with you.

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    geordieboy says:

    It was a good day to die the sun was shining.

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    Colour me beautiful says:

    Reached his terminus. All change here.

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    Cameron Cuts Nose to Spite Face. IDIOT! says:

    Ukraine crisis: I’m prepared to hit City to punish Putin, says David Cameron

    Russians could be hit with asset freezes and travel bans “within days”, Prime Minister says, even if it harms the City and British industries

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    Grim Reaper says:

    …..There are consequences for the way a human treats another;too late for ATOS to do their worst,but ,a curse on the people acting in a very uncivilised fashion,who deal with our elderly,and,our weak!…”Karma” will punish you!

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    commuter says:

    Hope we won’t!

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    Un descamisado says:

    Dear old Bob represented the Luddite and dinosaur tendency that destroyed British manufacturing in the 60’s 70’s and 80’s and impoverished many Midlands and northern towns and cities because of its refusal to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

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    Skeleton bob says:

    When they lower his coffin into the ground somebody is bound to say ‘Mind the gap’.

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    Aardvark says:

    A one man Tory Vote machine.

    His death is bad news for a Tory victory next election.

    Is there another Communist thug we can find?

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    Dancing in the streets of Goldthorpe says:

    “Won’t shed one single tear”

    “Can rot in hell”

    (Is what Bob said after Thatcher’s death)

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    rick says:

    Totally agree with ARFB. Crow was smirkingly delighted at the death of Mrs T.

    It is time for everyone to stop playing nice.

  107. 107
    Aardvark says:

    Stalin did exactly what he was supposed to do.

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    Anonymous says:

    all women short list?

  109. 109
    davemcwish says:


    How about having some MPs that have a pair as well. They give the appearance of a bunch of troughing egoists.

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    Anonymous says:

    I have decided to declare a national holiday to celebrate his life or death depending on your viewpoint. Dave

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    Unhygienix the Fishmonger says:

    Christ alive.

    They need to shut the place down ASAP.

    Why doesnt the government do something?

    We need a judge led public inquiry. Immediately. One can only hope Ed Milipede gets on to this. It’s potentially a bigger scandal than the NEws of the Screws.

    I am calling Tom Watson now.

  112. 112
    Anonymous says:

    Late RMT leader Bob Crow “fighter & man of character”, says London Mayor Boris Johnson reacting to his death

    Leftie reaction to Boris’s rather nice statement……attack attack attack on Boris……nice people.

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    dave says:

    Blowing the balloons up already.

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    “If Guido was a train driver, he’d have voted for him…”

    And commuting would be far more dangerous.

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    All change says:

    Have they boarded up the ticket offices yet?

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    John Ward (Medway) says:

    Oh, there is no lack of those! Especially within the (predominantly or entirely) public sector Unions, there is now a near-enough complete occupancy of senior positions by Communists, mostly self-confessed.

    I saw it coming when I was in the Civil Service, and have always realised that I got out just in time.

    While the loss of anyone is a sad occasion in one way or another, and despite the efforts of the odd commenter, ultimately this might well result in more positives than negatives, depending to a significant extent on who will be the Union successor.

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    Rotherhampoofta says:

    One less for the uaf…Next!

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    dave says:

    He died doing what he loved.Eating a pie.

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    Sally Bercow says:

    I’m shocked, he looked so healthy.

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    I dislike socialists intensely says:

    What a shame .

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    Tron says:

    Well said.

    BBC and LBC have forgotten all the millions who suffered because of his greed and spite.

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    kenneth williams and jean rook says:

    Carrion Crowing

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    jefferson says:

    and he was that rare find on the left – he wasn’t a p’dophile

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    Joe Thorpe says:

    To coin a phrase his followers shouted not long ago, “Ding Dong” & good riddance!

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    gordon brown says:

    i propose a national holiday?

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    Last of his kind says:

    it’s not really comparable is it, don’t be such a simpleton.

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    Anonymous says:

    Tramp the dirt down.

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    Bill Cash says:

    Rest in peace Bob Crow. A fellow freedom-fighter against the EU

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    jefferson says:

    Jack Dromey going for the job is s/he?

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    Aardvark says:

    Very true.

    Imagine if you our MPs or PM stood up for Britain 10% as passionately as Bob the Communist stood up for Marxist totalitarianism.

    Imagine Cameron fighting for Britain.

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    tiny blur says:

    our thoughts at this sad time are with his creditors

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    tiny trots says:

    is Len in?

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    God's holy trousers says:

    I must see if I can locate my tiny violin. No doubt the creme de la creme of socialist halfwits will be lining up to tell us what a fine upstanding chap he was.

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    Child of E.T. says:


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    jefferson says:

    he was an unapologetic member of a death cult that murdered 200 million people last century.

    that said – he had principles and stuck to them.

    RIP Bob you commie c#nt

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    Mr Plod says:

    Goodness knows, I may have had a few choice comments to make about his belligerent attitude and bellicosity over the recent tube strikes but may he rest in peace.

    Now that he’s out of the way, hopefully TfL can get on with the automation that’s so sorely lacking on the Tube.

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    Genghiz says:

    This is all a bit chippy, the man’s dead. Mind you if he’d avoided a few more chippies himself that might not have happened…

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    a merchant banker says:

    your corner was sold off a long time ago and so was the right to bilk you

    you are now a ruminant on a tax farm

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    dave says:

    The advert above the picture of Bob is for life insurance.

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    a merchant banker says:

    do you think that he was just one of the last who thought that trade unionists could behave with the callous greed and selfishness long the preserve of the professions and the city?

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    Keitho says:

    Yes you did. Now what were your movements over the last 48 hours?

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    Hugh Janus says:

    I am to Bob Crow’s death as many of “the left” were to the demise of Baroness Thatch’ – dancing in the streets. An antiquated champagne socialist, dinosaur and throwback who, though it’s bad form to speak ill of the dead no matter how detestable, I shall not miss in the slightest.

    Should free up a council house for another family of economic migrants, though.

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    Anus BBC Cunt says:


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    jefferson says:

    crow was evil socialist filth – but he was decent evil socialist filth.

    owen jones isn’t fit to wipe crow’s backside

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    Scott's Restaurant Mayfair says:

    R.I.P Bob you will be sadly missed. Champagne socialists are the backbone of our business.

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    Harriet Harperson says:

    Bachelet swears in as president today. It’s the first time Chile, Brazil & Argentina are simultaneously led by women

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    Harry Cripps says:

    He had lots of mates at Millwall FC.

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    Hugh Janus says:

    Until I read this I wasn’t aware of how he died. I assumed he was at work and was hit by a train.

    Oh, hang on – they actually have to run for that to happen…

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    WoRaft Chihuahua says:

    I’m all woman and I’m short. Where do I apply?

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    a merchant banker says:

    ‘me and my hexecutive’ – yes i remember him

    i remembered him when we got home near midnight (cambridge line from l’pool st)

    he retired to run a mexican fast (sic) food joint in watford –
    can you imagine complainng that the chilli con carnage wasn’t hot enough?

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    Hugh Janus says:

    To be fair, Boris was probably having to work extremely hard to keep a straight face and not snigger.

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    Harridan Harmanhater says:


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    Anonymous says:


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    Ivor Biggun says:

    Love it!

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    Leamas says:

    Once a Communist has run a strike from Copacabana beach what else is left for them to do?

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    Gerbil 7 says:

    It’s what they do however it still surprises me. You have to have a particular mindset to be such a staunch lefty.

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    jefferson says:

    Crow quoted on the death of Mrs Thatcher

    “and as far as I’m concerned she can rot in hell.”

    The best thing that can be said about crow was that unlike everybody else on the left, he wasn’t a p#do (as far as we know).

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    non taxable pikey says:

    Better double the food order for the wake then.

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    Will says:

    They can always play going underground by the jam at his funeral or end of the line by the travelling wilburys.

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    jefferson says:


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    gildedtumbril says:

    Oh dear, how sad, never mind.

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    Grim Reaper collecting the set says:

    For those wishing to pay their respects, his coffin will be going round the Circle line for the next 48 hours.

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    pals. says:

    ….and the parasitic Tories believe that Country should come before the people who live in it…..apart from the hereditary Tories who gain either way and therefore couldn’t give a fuck.

    If one of those parasites had forced me out of a trench in 1914 on the threat of death………the first bullet I fired would have blown his fucking titled head off!
    His family would have got the ‘missing in action presumed dead’, telegram and I’d have sent a letter saying I blew the twats fucking brains out!

    RIP Bob.

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    Aardvark says:

    Stalin ordered the death of tens of millions from his Dacha in country, I guess we should be grateful we only had to deal with strikes.

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    Aardvark says:

    Yes it is comparable.

    What would Bob and his communist pals do if he were not restrained by our democracy.

    A quick look at N Korea, Cuba and Venezuela tells us just what Bob thought was cool.

    I’d say you were the simpleton – if you want to trade insults.

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    er says:

    Will he be replaced by a woman?
    The left are always banging on about gender quotas.

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    Just off a lorry at Dover says:

    Can I have his council house please?

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    Ah! OMG says:

    …But will you remember where you were when you heard the news?

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    GCHQ says:

    S’all FATCHER’S fawt.

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    Cornish pasty says:

    I heard him speak at the anti-war demo.
    Like him or loath him at least he was prepared
    to speak his mind about the war and the EU.

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    Man City Fan says:

    Doc Chelsea football Club 10 points.

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    JH-230912384590231-1 says:

    Makes you think.

    One minute you can be looking forward to a pension that would cost £1.5m + to buy, the next minute, pop.


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    Di fat twat, champagne socialist hypocrite glutton says:

    I thought that Roy Fattersley, another fat champagne socialist hypocrite glutton would have bit the dust before this fat champagne socialist hypocrite glutton, shouldn’t be long now though.

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    Eric Pickles says:

    I’m shocked too!

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    Anonymous says:


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    Little old Lady from Tooting Beck says:

    Labour and the BBC will be in mourning the likes we have not seen since madiba

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    Man City Fan says:

    Dock even

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    Un descamisado says:

    Yes and look at the mess Brazil is in getting ready (or not) for the World Cup. Understand that in BA, Cristina K is upset that her country is being compared to Justin Bieber – adolescent, juvenile, always making the same mistakes and blaming everyone else. Also some compulsive repetitive disorder in there as well.

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    I am the people and I vote says:

    It’s people like Crow who have ensured that I will never vote Labour.
    I was a schoolboy in the sixties and I had to get two trains to school.
    Standing in the freezing weather every winter while they had train strikes and work-to-rules made me the rabid moderate that I am now. Labour? Never!

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    I move that the London Underground headquarters be re-named Bob Crow House as a tribute to this great trade unionist !!!!

  182. 182
    Mind the Gap says:

    Down in the Tube Strike at Midnight.

  183. 183
    Little old Lady from Tooting Beck says:

    You really are a sad twat
    Do you not realise there are more millionaires and titled people sitting on the Labour benches. They also went to more posh schools than the ones opposite them

    Never let the truth get in the at of a damn good rant

  184. 184
    If only says:

    I remember it was a fine sunny day when John Smith died in very much the same way.

    Just imagine how different things could have been if he hadn’t and Blair would have just been another chancing back bencher.

  185. 185
    Willl H says:

    I very much doubt you would’ve been able to shoot straight with that emassive chip on your shoulder.

  186. 186
    pals. says:

    Sad twat?
    You mean those twat titled Tories sitting opposite who have never gone to work, unlike Bob Crowe?

    RIP Bob.

  187. 187
    Observer says:

    Pals, you do know that the average life span of an officer on the Western front was 6 weeks. They were expected to lead from the front which they did and paid a terrible toll. I suspect you would never have got to France but rather spent the war as an armchair warrior.

  188. 188
    Anonymous says:


  189. 189
    jgm2 says:

    dr*iv*ers. Somebody has a dr*i*nk dr*i*ving con*vic*tion that they’re very touchy about.

  190. 190
    jgm2 says:

    Indeed. Train dr*iv*ers are paid over 50K a year. A job you could train a fucking budgie to do.

  191. 191
    jgm2 says:

    Are you listening Balls?

    He has severe pie retention too.

  192. 192
    Anonymous says:

    it would cost at least ten million if fatcher is anything to go by

  193. 193
    BBC News and Propaganda Unit says:

    We’ll be clearing our schedules and filling them
    with a non-stop hagiography to Bob for the next week.

  194. 194
    Comeuppance says:

    I’m having a great week.

  195. 195
    jgm2 says:

    The irony is that it was Labour who changed the early retirement age. Bob could have had a couple of years retirement under his belt by now.

    He might not have wanted them but the option was stolen from him. By Labour.

  196. 196
    A man from Sky news says:

    Whatever your politics last month he went on a cruise and was sunning it in Brazil.

    I bet wherever he is now he does not regret that .

  197. 197
    dave says:

    Can I have his Oyster card?

  198. 198
    Anonymous says:

    I wonder if his million pound council house will
    be given to a Somali, Afghan, Romanian, Bulgarian or West African family next ?

    UK applicants need not apply.

  199. 199
    Spodd says:

    You will be missed by so many, RIP Bob

  200. 200
    Nworb Nodrog says:

    Because you used $ instead of £ ?

  201. 201
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    Although sadly i would have preferred that Bob Crow had stepped down from his position, this is a perfect time for Miliband to address the woman problem in the Trades Union leadership.

    It’s high time Bob Crow’s position was filled by a women selected from an all-women shortlist.

    Or is it do as i say and not as i do for Labour’s paymasters!

  202. 202
    Anonymous says:

    A new job for Fatbot….

  203. 203
    Anonymous says:

    I’m afraid there is a queue of 599,999 in front of you, this year, next year, the year after, and every year after that as well.

  204. 204
    Vlad the Loudhailer says:

    Will we see Miliband standing proudly next to someone wearing a tee shirt celebrating Bob Crow’s death, or is he just a hypocrite?

  205. 205
    Rex Mundi says:

    Here’s hoping

  206. 206
    Pals says:

    Of course they only lasted six weeks.
    The trenches were full of the lads being told they were cowards by upper class twats.
    I’m surprised they lasted six weeks.

    RIP Bob.

  207. 207
    Barry Kitchener says:

    He certainly did

  208. 208
    Anonymous says:

    West Africans are not known to live their lives on benefits in this country, do a bit if research first you fool

  209. 209
    God's teeth, did these people ever go to school? says:

    in memoriam, you fuckwit.

  210. 210
    God's teeth, did these people ever go to school? says:

    See above re gender of “memoria”.

    I despair.

  211. 211
    lolwut says:

    It’s really not comparable. Bob Crow was a Hunt who did everything he could to protect his members rights. He didn’t give a fuck what people thought of him

    Stalin was a Hunt who killed millions of his own people, suffering constant fits of paranoia thinking everyone was out to topple him.

    They’re about as comparable as you and a gaping arsehole, in that you’re both full of shit

  212. 212
    Bob says:

    The twat could at least get the shale revolution up and running before shooting his mouth off. Twat!

  213. 213
    Anonymous says:

    What’s the betting that the tube drivers will threaten to strike if they don’t get the day off to attend?

  214. 214
    Only Chavs shop at Tesco says:

    Vladimir Putin?

  215. 215
    Anonymous says:

    Irony me thinks

  216. 216
    DrBarristerTimothyPhD says:

    Who needs benefits? Our women already permanently occupy two maternity wards in South London and we refer all NHS charges to our bank in Lagos where $4m is held in escrow account for late Dr Babangida

  217. 217
    Hugh Janus says:

    He’s a hypocrite. But, then, he does love a bandwagon.

  218. 218
    Hugh Janus says:

    Apparently there are at least two Hugh Janus’s posting here!


  219. 219
    RomaBob.... working hard for you! says:

    Ding Dong Bob’s dead :)

  220. 220

    Who’s going to stand up in Parliament and tell us how divisive he was?

  221. 221

    I’m sorry, there are some things that are beyond imagination.

  222. 222
    wretched small minded country says:

    You should treat your enemy as you would like to be treated yourself. For those who didn’t like “the Witch is dead”, they should be a bit more mindful.

    His job was to look after the narrow interests of his worker ‘comrades’ (and of course himself); it was up to the employers and government to put up someone with better skills to keep him objective.

  223. 223
    Maggie T says:


  224. 224
    Steve says:

    Ding Dong the red is dead………

  225. 225
    Anonymous says:

    You must be so proud of your articulacy and good manners, Jefferson.

  226. 226
    Anonymous says:

    Charming. Did you know that by placing that clever little umlaut where you have, the word is now pronounced ‘koont’? No? Didn’t think so.

  227. 227
    blowing rentboys says:

    Stalin lived in luxury whilst millions starved.

    Bob Crow lived a fairly modest life and fought hard to get his workers pay and conditions well above what most people could dream of. Imagine if David Cameron fought for us like Bob fought for his people.

    And as for the house thing. Maybe if more top people were encouraged to stay in council or housing association estates they wouldn’t be the ambitionless shitholes they are now.

  228. 228
    Hugh Janus says:


  229. 229
    Johnny Norfolk says:

    I could not stand the man and all he stood for.

  230. 230
    RightwinggitRedux says:

    “Do you wish all your political opponents death?”

    Ask Jasmine and creatures like her.

  231. 231
    Anonymous says:

    And nothing of value was lost.

  232. 232
    Yes we Ken says:

    Unlike members of the current Labour frontbench, Bob Crow was a ‘real’ socialist. Like Thatcher he believed in something. The likes of Harman, etc should apologise for calling themselves socialists.

  233. 233
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    Err, what did he stand for? He was against everything.

  234. 234
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    The pic must be 52 years old.

  235. 235
    simon r says:

    it is hotter than brazil where he is right now

  236. 236
    Only Chavs shop at Tesco says:

    Owen who?

  237. 237
    Bluto says:

    The Spectator – “No” to Leveson Press Censorship – has closed the comments on three blogs about Crow and removed the comments already made.

    Who’d a thunk it?

  238. 238
    Only Chavs shop at Tesco says:

    Owen who?

  239. 239
    Lord Jensen Interceptor says:

    It is now official that Mayor Johnson is organising an enormous piss – up to celebrate this event.

    You are invited. Unlimited booze and nosebag.

    Only one rule – if you do not get totally pissed then you are buried with Bob.

  240. 240
    Only Chavs shop at Tesco says:

    I believe his family can continue living in the property.

  241. 241
    One-eyed Scottish moron says:

    Though not by me.

  242. 242
    Enoch Powell says:

    Especially the EU. It’s his one redeeming aspect.

  243. 243
    Watching paint dry is more interesting says:

    Thank goodness for that – at least it will make a change from Pistorious or that black bloke who died a few months ago.

  244. 244
    Watching paint dry is more interesting says:

    Try EU ston Stn

  245. 245
    Watching paint dry is more interesting says:

    Me too. It was a nothing to do with the railways train strike in the 1980s that greatly inconvenienced me that finally decided me to tear my union card (and thereby give myself a substantial tax free annual pay rise).

  246. 246
    Watching paint dry is more interesting says:

    Sounds Yorkshire to me.

  247. 247
    Watching paint dry is more interesting says:

    Red Len will probably be able to manage both portfolios.

  248. 248
    central intelligence agency says:

    sorry mr plod that the leaky feeders stopped working on the 7th of july 2005. we know you borrowed well over a billion quid from the bank of america to have the t.e.t.r.a. communications system fitted on the london underground and it was meant to work in the event of an emergency such as those that happened on said day, but it didn’t. but on behalf of b.o.a. and fluor and motorola… thanks a bunch.

    thanks for covering up the fact said t.e.t.r.a. system (which was fitted several years before 2005) easily has the capacity to allow commuters to use their mobile phones. afterall if the public knew that back in 2005 they might have questioned if the devices that went off were remotely detonated. can’t have that can we?! very handy that there was that “visor” training operation going on the same day and very handy that somehow ben neetanyahu was warned to stay in his london hotel.

    oh and finally let’s not mention those towelheads who got slotted trying to attack canary wharf- because if we had allowed that to happen then the capless pyramid that the underground and bus bl4sts shaped on the map would have been fucked. we like our little occult symbolism!

    7 7 2005 2+5 7 7 7. g is the 7th letter of the alphabet. g g g rotate by 180 degrees = 6 6 6

  249. 249
    Hugh Janus says:

    Will the real Hugh Janus please stand up, please stand up, please stand up.

  250. 250
    BOB CROAK says:

    I demand a 25% payrise for pallbearers

  251. 251
    It is my turn to be the next PM says:

    Hang on a mo, let me ask Mr Mclucky who might have a view.

  252. 252
    RightwinggitRedux says:

    Diddley bom, diddley bom….SMASH!

    “Moorgate, all change..”

  253. 253
    Tim Yeo-yo says:

    He’ll be missed….by his local chippy, kebab shop and Greg’s.

  254. 254
    RightwinggitRedux says:

    Fucking yes, I was opening a bottle.

    …Of vodka, I like irony!

  255. 255
    Speedster says:

    Angry people (on the BBC so must be true)

  256. 256
    Anonymous says:

    What a c@nt you must be.

  257. 257
    Anonymous says:

    Fucking hope not

  258. 258
    Anonymous says:

    Unless they are on strike again……

  259. 259
    Anonymous says:

    Right, FFS get on with automating the tube and getting rid of all the overpaid bolshie cnuts

  260. 260
    broderick crawford says:

    he did for his members what he was paid to fo in his job spec but it was the wrong job spec.

    it will now morph to driverless trains throughout tfl in five years or less as is already a fact on docklands light railway .

    the union s aspirations were always going to be untenable in this technological age .

  261. 261
    broderick crawford says:

    i lived near whipps criss till 1989 .

    i would be speechless if even today any council property of say a three up three down nature ( rare by council building largesse ) in that area would command one million sterling on open market .

    would be very lucky to get 500 k.

    this is after all the redoubt of the Bakers Arns not the Bishops Avenue .

  262. 262
    broderick crawford says:

    Guido i really am stupefied that such a tepid , bland , workaday comment should even be considered for modification .

    your modders (minders?) are evolving into an intellectual satellite of greater pyongyang .

  263. 263
    Should've Gone to Salad Bar says:

    Now he’s dead, let the muck raking commence…

  264. 264
    broderick crawford says:

    i thank the heavens common sense has prevailed …

  265. 265
    Anonymous says:

    Pals. You clearly have absolutely no understanding of WW1.

    In WW1, Britain sent 10 million men. 1.6 million of them were killed. A mortality rate of just over 1 in 10, which meant you had almost a 9 in 10 chance of coming home as a soldier in the trenches.

    On the other hand – we had 126 Generals and two Field Marshals in WW1. And 60 odd of them were killed on the front lines, including Field Marshall Kitchener. Nearly 1 in 2. You had nearly five times more chance of surviving as a soldier than as a General.

    So do shut up about this posh generals crap. You clearly have no idea what you’re on about.

  266. 266
    Should've Gone to Salad Bar says:

    Prescott must be an android then – he’s 75 and still going…

  267. 267
    Anon says:

    We might find out to the contrary now he is under the sod.

  268. 268
    Anon says:

    Ding Dong,
    the Commie Thug is Gone !!

  269. 269
    Aardvark says:


    Darling, please calm down, you really aught to learn to relax. Its just a conversation. We’re not in the playground now and we don’t have to insult each other just to make a point.

    >Bob Crow lived a fairly modest life

    If £145k a year and a house subsidised by me is moderate – what is rich?

  270. 270
    Follow the money says:

    In the same way that McMental was against joining the Euro. Not for patriotic reasons, simply that he didn’t want to relinquish HIS control of the Exchequer to the EU. Maybe Crow wanted out of the EU as it was cramping his meglomania.

  271. 271
    Jeffrey Bernard says:

    It must have been the foie gras.

  272. 272
    Whiffler says:

    Anonymous 5:05pm

    Your figures are rubbish, and do your argument no favours.

  273. 273
    Diddley says:

    The poor bugger. 52 is too young. Condolences to his family.

    Bet he never got to appreciate the irony of his own tubes going on strike.

  274. 274
    frank says:

    If cremated, Bob CROW’S last journey will be on a non-unionised, automatic, driverless track.

  275. 275
    Correction on the bottom of page 77 says:

    £1.2 million

  276. 276
    Bob says:

    I REALLY hope it hurt. I hope his last hours were excruciating. He’s hurt so many people in the past, that this is just a little payback.

    Good riddance. Now to get rid of the ex-Prime Mentalist who stole our pensions and his pal Tony who took us into a series of illegal wars……

  277. 277
    Bob says:


    Bob Crowe never went to work. As soon as he wangled himself the position of Union convener, he trousered the membership’s subs and lived high on the hog at their expense.

    He was as corrupt as any “Communist” or “Socialist”.

    I really hope his heart attack was horribly painful.

  278. 278
    Anonymous says:

    Be careful what you wish for…

  279. 279
    By the way says:

    Would you hand back any pay increase due to strike action?

  280. 280
    Madness says:

    Really, does anyone really give a shit about Bob Crow?

  281. 281
    Tom Catesby says:

    Kitchener drowned at sea and was not killed in the ‘front lines’.

  282. 282
    Tom Catesby says:

    Will you ‘subsidise’ mine or do you mean subsidence?

  283. 283
    Anonymous says:

    Is everyone either UKIP or a genetically challenged Nazi on this site…It’s good keep it up great to see how f*** up people can be.

  284. 284
    Anonymous says:

    Probably more than will ever give a sh** about you …

  285. 285
    Anonymous says:

    think you’re getting the left and public school boy bully W*** boys mixed up ole chap

  286. 286
    Screw the LibLabCon says:

    No problem, come back any time you want to feel better about yourself.

  287. 287
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    So funny…I nearly died

  288. 288
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Nowt wrong with Gregs or the chippy Tim now off you go and play with your Yeo yo

  289. 289
    Anon says:

    Clearly, the ‘Right to Buy’ a cut-priced council house was fine for some – and led to an increase of Tory voters. For others, the growing lack of rented social housing stock simply means the right to be homeless. Given the state of the private rented sector, we should be investing in decent, warn, council housing. Instead, we have the policy of the mad house.

  290. 290
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Wet Hunt rry not to worship a frigid one

  291. 291
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    good one

  292. 292
    LOVE YA'ALL says:


  293. 293
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Think that one’s been done a few times you imaginative cock

  294. 294
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Nor you by anyone lol

  295. 295
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Morgues are usually a few degrees below room temperature ..unless you believe in an afterlife please Simon…

  296. 296
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    See him interviewed on This Week with a full blown photo of him in Brazil in the background – that was the only point could make

  297. 297
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Maybe -hopefully- you’ll go first and everyone will remember you, lol

  298. 298
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Oh you’re so reactionary Nigel

  299. 299
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    no don’t worry bout your sad death -at least it’ll be cheap lol

  300. 300
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    top marks Hug Anus for humour

  301. 301
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    that’s not enuf ha ha’s lazy anus

  302. 302
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    what about bed room tax ya chavhead?

  303. 303
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Oh Genghiz did you attend the School of High Irony and Humour or was it the usual Public -rentaboy because my parents hated me’ School?

  304. 304
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Go on big puff

  305. 305
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    If he said that then he must be really harsh Goldthorpe .thank God you remembered that

  306. 306
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Brilliant David Starkey’s what’s with the Latin?

  307. 307
    Anonymous says:

    Given the Tories have perverts coming out of the woodwork – are not p#do insults a little rich?

  308. 308
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Er….yeah we’ll let you know or God or I don’t know

  309. 309
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    What you like? Damn near funny is what…

  310. 310
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    I was going to reply but no point Mr All the best, but…think your moniker sez it all …

  311. 311
    LOVE YA'ALL says:

    Really? Another public school boy?

  312. 312

    So in return for your journey to work being difficult a couple of times in a year you will wish a man an excruciating death? You must be a charmer at dinner parties …

  313. 313
    Anon says:

    Then again, is it not better to keep an eye on the right-wing-nuts?

  314. 314
    Anonymous says:

    i hope its not a cremation as global warming will be back on the agenda

    p.s to all those genuinley on the council house waiting list , i have been informed the fridge is included and very well stocked.

  315. 315
    Anon says:

    Yes, getting rid of the staff is a great way of making the underground safe, for the thugs. Don’t Want To Go Down The Tube Station At Midnight – or any other time if the cuts go ahead?

  316. 316
    Jon Boy says:

    He was a true exponent of free market economics. Corner the market and you can screw everyone. And they did. And negotiate your pay structure from a point of strength (20,000 new members will do nicely). Iv’e no idea why he was in the Labour party cos his economics certainly weren’t.

  317. 317
    Anon says:

    With that, and driven-less trains, the thugs really will have the the freedom of the underground. “I first felt a fist, and then a kick…”

  318. 318
    cynic says:

    Satan must be worried!

  319. 319
    cynic says:

    Soon he’ll be organising the demons to strike in Hell !

  320. 320
    Die Bob Die says:

    Good riddance to lefty rubbish!

  321. 321
    Die Bob Die says:

    Bet he blubber like a little girl, lol

  322. 322
    Die Bob Die says:


  323. 323
    Die Bob Die says:

    Fat Mess

  324. 324
    Anonymous says:

    my dog certainly did , a real whopper , thankfully in next doors labour voting garden .

  325. 325
    commuters everywhere says:

    Whats that song…oh yeah. Feeling Hot hot hot yet? Burn in whatever you odious twat.

  326. 326
    Tory Killa says:

    Oh yes how dare Bob have a council house. Do what the Tories do. Buy up a few council houses and rent them out to the unemployed for extortionate amounts. then maybe get the tax payer to build you a duck house in your mansion. Much better for the country. Twat

  327. 327
    Madness says:

    I doubt it.

  328. 328
    Jolly nice chap says:

    Rot In Perpituity, you fat commie slug.
    Hope it hurt.

  329. 329
    Jolly nice chap says:

    One less slob.
    Gordon next.

  330. 330
    Jolly nice chap says:

    True, there are many more fuckwits out there than one might first imagine.

  331. 331
    Jolly nice chap says:

    Too right I will.
    I was having the mother of all dumps.
    It was very appropriate.

  332. 332
    Underground Ernie says:

    Somewhat ironic that it was his tubes not working that killed him.

  333. 333
    dave says:

    No just a working class labourer who hates hypocrisy. Wanker.

  334. 334
    Hugh Janus says:

    Apparently the RMT have asked if Crow can be buried in Westminster Abbey. Boris has said that this is not on but they can put him in the Natural History Museum, with the other dinosaurs.

    I’ll get me donkey jacket…

  335. 335
    Die Bob Die says:

    Incredible comment – had me in stitches for at least 3 minutes!

  336. 336
    The Referee says:

    Ah the words of a brain dead bigot

  337. 337
    Anonymous says:

    can i have his pension fund please ?

    my tubes arent blocked but my pension pot is smaller than john prescotts brain

    inflation ? what inflation ? they tell us —

    tax payer funded arseholes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  338. 338
    Anonymous says:

    seems misguided champion of the Chavs owen Jones has deleted his comments as he must have realised what a right royal king cnut he is/was in mocking a dead man, without thought of his mourning family and friends..

    as for the rest of you keyboard warriors making’anonymous statements on here that make no one laugh except your fellow saddos, I am led to believe that there may be far too many undiagnosed persons with ASD/ADHD with access to a PC , or we are living in times where those who think they a righteous are actually right royal nobends!

  339. 339
    tinker says:

    i agree, ding dong the fat beeetch is dead
    go maggie!

  340. 340
    shitty knickers says:

    sigh…. every cloud eh?…at least the house will be freed up for some new ‘needy’ benefits claimant sucking the lifeblood out of country

  341. 341
    teddy bear says:

    some other communist will fill his place within seconds

  342. 342
    Anonymous says:



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