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In an age when there are few successful heroes willing to fight against neoliberalism, Britain’s Bob Crow stood apart.
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I remember the car industry being a laughing stock, because management FAILED to modernise their cars to what the public wanted. Hence it lost out to the Japanese and German manufacturers.
In the 60's and early 70's a heater in a new British car was classed as an extra and had to be paid for as an extra.
Wages were low because of the failed 'AUSTERITY' policies of the Conservative party. Unions were a necessary part of British working life. I remember being on the picket lines in the late 70's because we in the ambulance service needed a 'Living Wage', we had families that needed feeding.
Do you remember the good old days when unions held the power? The British car industry in the 70s was a laughing stock because of the unions and do you remember the food shortages and power cuts because of the unions always on strike
I remenber a few small power cuts many years ago when workers were fighting for better working conditions. I remember food shortages inflicted on families of miners by the Thatcher regime for striking to save their jobs.. You'll have to elaberate on the "laughing stock" thing.
The workers of the past had to form unions to stop shyster managers/owners treating them as slaves. So it was before, so it will be again.
He tried to set up a Party to get us out the EU. He was not daft he knew what a monster the E.U really was.
You always hear stories about DNA cloning and the possibility of cloning Hitler.
Mea nwhile Britain is full of clones of Tony Blair.
Just goes to show that the little working man scraping a pittance should take a lesson from the late Bob Crow.
Join or form a union to fight for their rights to a decent wage and working conditions.
This battle was fought before in the 19th and early 20th centuries.. When people were exploited in the extreme.
As Britain and other Western countries head back to 19th century conditions. Just maybe the little people will wake up to what's in store for them.
The Labour Party in Britain and Ireland as well, are controlled by a bunch of yuppie opportunists.
A sad finish to a great tradition.
Crow was so correct about what the 'Labour' party in the UK has become. Blair changed the party into an almost carbon copy of the Conservative party-same views, same unfair wealth distribution, same everything. It's a virtual one party state now.
these people do not give a flying F@%k about the little working man at the bottom of the pile who are not in a union and as for his council house he should of moved out and purchased a property of his own and let a family who needed a council house move in
if they had leaders like Crow they would be do better. As for the council house, good for him. Why should he have to buy a house? He didn't believe in owning property, did he? It was Thatcher and co. who sold off the council houses, otherwise there would be plenty for everybody who needed one.
He only cared about his members. London underground drivers are on £50.000 which is £10.000 more than the average London wage and the drivers had a £350 bonus for working boxing day. The more members s union has the stronger they get, these people do not give a flying F@%k about the little working man at the bottom of the pile who are not in a union and as for his council house he should of moved out and purchased a property of his own and let a family who needed a council house move in
In a true democratic and just England,Bob Crow would have been the labor leader and Ed Milliband would have been in jail for serving the interests of a military regime in occupied Palestine.A born and bread Zionist,whose sole intention is to destroy English sovereignty for Zionist agenda,just like despicable Thatcher.
He was such a rare phenomenon in British politics, an honest man, a fighter for working people, fearless, with a strong and colourful personality, clever too, witty, with a bit of spark. Yes, he was a big threat, hence the right-wing media's constant lies about him.
Excellent tribute to Bob Crow.
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