Following the news this morning of Bob Crow’s death aged just 52, tributes have been paid to the RMT Union leader on Twitter.
Here are some from unions, journalists and MPs reacting to the death of the outspoken leader.
— PCS Union (@pcs_union) March 11, 2014
Bob Crow memories: on night he was elected (2002) he refused to come on Newsnight, or even to phone, as was “down the pub” with RMT members
— Paul Mason (@paulmasonnews) March 11, 2014
Devastated to hear of Bob Crow’s death. A courageous unstoppable fighter for working people. Proudly shared platform with him at Miners Gala
— Owen Jones (@OwenJones84) March 11, 2014
Bob Crow was a major figure in the labour movement and was loved and deeply respected by his members.
— Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) March 11, 2014
Very sorry to see Bob Crow go.
— Michael Rosen (@MichaelRosenYes) March 11, 2014
Bob Crow was a working class hero. That’s something to be.
— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) March 11, 2014
Bob Crow greatest moment. Gen Sec: the Labour Leader [Blair] is always welcome at TUC. Crow: No he ain’t. (leads walkout by his delegation)
— Adam Boulton (@adamboultonSKY) March 11, 2014
Bob Crow is dead. I can’t believe it. Don’t know the details. Condolences to his family and RMT colleagues
— Kevin Maguire (@Kevin_Maguire) March 11, 2014
Devastated at news of Bob Crowe’s death. Great Trade Unionist,Railway worker and leader of RMT. Very sad, all sympathy to family and Union.
— Jeremy Corbyn MP (@jeremycorbyn) March 11, 2014
Deaths of men like Bob Crow (so full of noise, vitality, passion) just floor me. You can almost hear the pop as he’s taken out of the world.
— Xan Brooks (@XanBrooks) March 11, 2014
I think Bob Crow would appreciate the irony of those who tormented him for taking a holiday now mourning his passing.
— George Eaton (@georgeeaton) March 11, 2014
Heard Bob Crow on @BBCPMjust last night. Lively interview over lunch – last heard ordering the treacle tart…
— Jason Groves (@JasonGroves1) March 11, 2014