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(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

You don’t expect to hear stories in the UK of people being attacked in their own homes and targeted for violence because of their political views.

But that was the reality for Bob Crow – the indefatigable leader of the RMT union who sadly passed away today at the age of 52.

In 2002, Mr Crow was very badly beaten up in his own home by unknown masked attackers. He nearly died.

Police ruled out burglary as a motive and said the attack was not random but was “premeditated”.

The police also fitted a panic button in his home because he was “a target of further attacks.

This attempt on his life happened ‘coincidentally’ just before Crow was elected RMT leader in 2002.

Looks like it’s not the unions who have a problem with democracy.

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By the way, Bob Crow also once said of Boris Johnson’s repeated refusals to meet him that he would probably only eventually meet Johnson at his own funeral.

Looks like he was unfortunately right.

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Related articles by Tom Pride:

Here’s an interesting signature on a petition against ticket office closures: a Mr Boris Johnson

Shhh! Don’t tell MI5 but here’s a Russian spy with his ‘good friend’ Boris Johnson

Tories desperately try to hide their close links to Putin and his United Russia Party

Boris Johnson can’t distance himself from Cameron. He’s family. 

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