April 29th, 2014

Coffee Shop Offer of the Day

The Grill Market cafe in Holborn had this sign up outside their shop this morning in solidarity with London’s commuters. Guido popped along for a cuppa just as they were taking it down, gagged by the hordes of striking RMT workers sitting at home on Twitter…

H/T @casshorowitx

92 Comments

  1. 1
    Jasmin Beckett says:

    That sign made me cry. I want all coffee houses that refuse to serve RMT members dead.

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    • 9
      Joe Public. says:

      Preferably the one to die is your caravan loving relative.

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      • 35
        Jasmin Beckett says:

        Your comment made me cry. I want all comments dead.

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        • 63
          Spacker Brown says:

          Shame on the EMEMY WITHIN.

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          • TfL deserve derision says:

            TfL’s spineless management should be excluded too.

            Did they not expect more trouble after caving in to RMT demands for bonuses just for doing routine contractual shifts through the Olympics?

            Union militants have got the measure of BJohnson and his overpaid cohorts.

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        • 91
          RightwinggitRedux says:

          If the silly little cow is named after a plant that is in the Oleaceae family, there’s an E on the end of it.

          Jasmin is a computer language.

          Another thick lefty.

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    • 31
      dai drinking his own coffee in his sunlit wirral garden says:

      a statement form LT (or current equivalent) about the target date for driverless trains might clarify matters

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    • 50
      they think we're fucking idiots says:

      Er, what happened to the blog post about that nasty Mr Helmer? It couldn’t be because The Sun Newspaper was having some disrespectful comments made about it could it?

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      • 80
        The two Muppets says:

        When are we going to have driverless tube trains the same as other advanced
        countries have ?

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    • 87
      Fucking dis custard says:

      What a load of bollocks.

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  2. 2
    Anonymous says:

    10% off? That must take it close to a price people from outside London don’t find obscene

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  3. 3
    Come on Chelsea says:

    Chelsea for the Champions League

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  4. 4
    • 10
      Tosser says:

      The people fucked up by the strike were mostly workers you stupid C*nt.

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    • 29
      táxpáyér says:

      Everyone who you hate gets an account with a taxi firm you hate who drives them in on expenses which you hate.

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    • 78
      Labour are the nasty party says:

      Bring back Bob Crow .

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    • 92
      Snotsicle says:

      Just to clarify, the “workers” that he is referring to are the people who aren’t doing any work.
      He doesn’t mean the people who are actually working.

      The “workers” are also the ones who won’t be working for three days next week, not to be confused with the people who are working, who are presumably “non-workers” (or perhaps he uses a less generous term to refer to them).

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  5. 5
    Bill Towlast says:

    These RMT troublemakers want to inconvenience everyone, time for a taste of their own medicine.

    Only they’re so po faced they can’t take losing out on a latte without exploding into faux Twitter rage.

    They don’t like it up ‘em Sarge!

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    • 14
      jgm2 says:

      Actually this boycott of RMT members is a fucking good idea. If all affected pubs, shops and businesses simply refused to serve any Tube staff when in uniform then they’d soon get the fucking message.

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      • 69
        Anonymous says:

        But they’d be working if they were in uniform, not swanning around in cafés and restaurants. Doh!

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    • 19
      Private Pikey says:

      Shoot them captain Camering. You’re entitled. Shoot them!

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  6. 6
    "He ruined my life" says:

    It was always going to be Max Clifford, now wasn’t it.
    Anyone with any reasoning to their name would accept this, surely?

    Dead men and Max Clifford.
    Come on.

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  7. 7
    Kipper sides with RMT says:

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  8. 8
    Darn da toobs says:

    Twats

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  9. 11
    Blue Peter Goldfish says:

    Can you buy other goods and services with a Boris Oystercard?.

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  10. 12
    Mind the Gap says:

    The Northern Line is busy, but the frequency of trains is that of a normal day. Are RMT members now disillusioned by the post-Crow leadership?

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  11. 15
    Lampeter says:

    Bitter, pricey and getting a roasting today.

    Yep, the RMT are cnuts.

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  12. 16
    England rools. says:

    RMT 10% off.

    Nope.
    100% are out and fuck your free coffee and shove it up your arse!

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  13. 18
    Guido Fawkes,The Fat Controller. says:

    Boris Johnson lied when he promised, before his last election, to keep ticket offices open. Only 3% of tickets are bought from ticket offices! That still amounts to 100,000 tickets per day. Most are bought by passengers seeking advice from staff. At present they form an orderly line at the window, put that member of staff on a platform and they would soon become the centre of a scrum. No use to anyone and withdrawn because the system would not be practicable.
    Don`t let Johnson and L.U. fool you, this is all about cutting jobs to make more money and they don`t mind how much passengers suffer.

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    • 28
      Joe Bloggs. says:

      I spoke to a female checkout operative at Sainsbury’s that I was in her queue and not in the popular self service section because I wanted her to be employed.
      She said that in 5-10 years it will all be self service, that is the way it is.
      Such common sense should surely migrate to the RMT and Unite?
      Not in my lifetime it won’t.

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      • 37
        Young Turk says:

        Do you still take your horse to the blacksmith in order to support ironmongery against the tyranny of the motor engine and the wheel?

        Why did you post in your comment via the Royal Mail to support the postal service?

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        • 53
          Sick of the greed and lies(still) says:

          I keep reading about people like Peter Hitchens going to manned checkouts to retain staff. Does this mean that the same people only get money out of a Bank during working hours from a Bank Clerk? ATM’s are the equivalent of a self serve Checkout.

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      • 62
        Bobw1951 says:

        In my local Morrisons, they have 8 self service of which normally 2 are out of order, and the other 6 are always need the help of an assistant due to “wrong weight”, or people not knowing how to use them properly.

        EMPLOY PEOPLE NOT MACHINES – SUPPORT THE UNIONS they fight hard for the workers they represent, we already have too many unemployed in this country as it is.

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    • 30
      Progress says:

      Sounds good to me. We can replace all of this slackers with their long holidays, high pay and short working weeks with efficient machines that don’t disrupt a city just to make a point.

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      • 65
        Bobw1951 says:

        Maybe we should sack all the MPs they are the slackers with long holidays. Bring on the Revolution, off with their heads.

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    • 32
      jgm2 says:

      and they don`t mind how much passengers suffer.

      Ahahahahahaha.

      Whereas the RMT’s sole concern is the ‘passenger travel experience’?

      Ahahahahahaha.

      Your slip is showing.

      Fuck off.

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    • 40
      Owen Jones says:

      The RMT are just a bunch of dinosaurs who need to move with the times and adopt more progressive work practices.
      Remember to celebrate change by the way.

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    • 47
      Bill Quango MP says:

      100,000 tickets a day.
      And what? 250 stations?

      that’s 400 tickets a station a day. or divide by the 18 hours the station is open and that’s 22 an hour. A supermarket clerk process that sort of level of payment.

      Except of course it isn’t. As the VAST, VAST majority of tickets are bought by tourists in the major stations. More than one ticket collector works those offices. And I’m sure TFl would be glad to negotiate to keep the bust offices open. Its their bargaining chip so that when RMT agrees to let the pointless suburban ticket offices close they can say they saved the big ones, with the most jobs.

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    • 88
      Fucking dis custard says:

      Who gives a shit

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  14. 20
    Bob Crow says:

    Does this make me eligible for a free coffee now I’m dead?

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    • 36
      St Peters Coffee Shop says:

      No we can see no one of that name in here. Have you looked in the other place, we see a reference to a Mr R sole on their system.

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  15. 21
    Joe Public. says:

    RMT “leadership” by second class union shop stewards and 3rd class activists.

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  16. 23
    Axe The Telly Tax & Religion & Kill All Eco-loons says:

    The strikers are playing right into the hands of TFL.

    When TFL announce more automation of ticketing and dri’verless trains they will have near 100% support of Londoners.

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  17. 27
    Lefties have no sense of humour says:

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    • 34
      Joe Bloggs. says:

      There are some truly sad and stupid people around. Methinks they should form a union. Oh, they have.

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    • 43
      Underground Womble says:

      We’ll save hundreds of pounds once we reply these rude and shirty slackers with machines.

      People are happy to get banknotes from an ATM, no need to have salaried plonkers serving out travelcards.

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  18. 33
    Lefties have no sense of humour says:

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    • 45
      jgm2 says:

      I don’t care about them. They can fire the fucking lot of them for all I care.

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      • 66
        Bobw1951 says:

        Hope you end up on the dole one day and get F all

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        • 83
          jgm2 says:

          Go fuck yourself. The tube dr*iv*ers and ticket operators can get a job that requires the same skills. In the case of ticket operators they can work at Tescos and in the case of tube dr*iv*ers – actually, you may have a point. It has to be the easiest ‘job’ in the world. I cannot think of anything that requires commensurate skill apart from, perhaps, dynamite fishing.

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    • 48
      Fred the pensioner says:

      Are these ticketing people really losing their jobs? I though I read somewhere that they will be re-deployed elsewhere in the system when the ticket offices close.

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  19. 39
    A cunt surrounded by a bunch of twats says:

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  20. 41
    All hail the scabs! says:

    Transport for London says 50% of Tube services are running compared with 30% to 40% during the last strike in February

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  21. 42
    Winston says:

    What has the last hope of the Tory Party done to stop the extraordinary waste at TfL, where employees are now getting 31% of salary paid into their pensions. Yes, whilst the majority of private sector workers now do not pay into a pension, Tfl are getting 31%! Wake-up, Boris is just another, LibLabCon self-obsessed establishment stooge.

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    • 49
      jgm2 says:

      If they’re actually getting 31% paid in to a pension fund that is, bizarrely, a good thing. It’s real money and that means they’ll be entitled to a real pension.

      I’m far more concerned with the millions of public sector workers who are getting pensions which should cost 31% of their salary but where no actual money is being put aside. They’re the fuckers we really should be getting rid of.

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  22. 44
    Ruth Smeeth PPC says:

    I’m not responsible for this, nor is my other half, honest!

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  23. 51
    The Stilton Eater says:

    A great ruse to flush out people without a sense of humour.

    Those RMT people seem happy to cause disruption to millions and even loss of business to others but when a lone coffee shop makes a joke they get outraged.

    I suspect the usual Rent-A-Mob will be picketing their shop soon just as they protested against a TV production company over Benefits Street

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  24. 56
    Democrat says:

    Interesting tha Guido is getting as many left wing comments as right wing comments.

    Good for democracy to have all sides participating.

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  25. 57
    Sid_Snot says:

    No Blacks, No Irish, No dogs…. I remember

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  26. 58
    Angry birds says:

    Bad day for us, both candy crush and angry birds are not getting traffic from our most productive users, Ticket office workers

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  27. 61
    london worker says:

    hey RMT fucknuts, glad you are losing pay for this you utter shithawks. can’t wait until automated trains get your jobs

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  28. 72
    Anonymous says:

    Why isn’t the Tube fully automated already?

    DLR has run for a decade without incident…

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  29. 76
    LIbLabCon says:

    Please save us Ed Mini, David Liar and Cleg.

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  30. 82
    Socialist Scum says:

    Vote Labour and get strikes!

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  31. 90
    Bryan with a y says:

    Wankers shove your coffee

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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.

You were no firebrand, you were a damp squib in my opinion, sorry.

You need a damned good kick up the ahse!


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