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Thursday, 22 December 2011

Bob Crow, The Boxing Day strike and the recording of two doctors at a London hospital

First of all, who is this Union Leader who loathes and despises Londoners with every fibre of his being?, The next part describes the singers in the Video, and last but not least, a song about a striking London Underground. Hilarious!

WiliPedia has this to say about him:
Robert Crow (born 13 June 1961, Shadwell, London), The son of a lavatory attendant, who is better known as Bob Crow, is a British trade union leader, the General Secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) and a member of the General Council of the TUC. He describes himself as a "communist stroke socialist" and is regarded as part of the so-called "Awkward Squad" - the loose grouping of left-wing union leaders who came to power in a series of electoral victories beginning in 2002. Since he became leader RMT's membership increased from around 57,000 in 2002 to more than 80,000 in 2008, making it one of Britain's fastest growing trade unions.

Crow was a member of the Communist Party of Great Britain and then the Communist Party of Britain after the CPGB's dissolution, between 1983 and 1995, when he left to join Arthur Scargill's Socialist Labour Party (SLP). He has since left the SLP, though he remains an admirer of Scargill, and is no longer a member of any political party, although he gave his support to the now disbanded Socialist Alliance, and believes all socialist parties should unite. In the 2005 general election, he endorsed Robert Griffiths, the Communist Party of Britain's candidate in Pontypridd, calling him "a champion of workers' rights".
That is the man who runs the RMT Union and before you start to think he hijacked the Union, take note above that he increased the membership by over 25% in six years. Mind you - if you happen to know him personally, could you let him know that Communism has failed, and is Dead and that "Mother Russia" has moved on to Capitalism?

The following video called London Underground was recorded by "Amateur Transplants", two practising NHS Doctors who, presumably travel to their place of work on the Tube!

Here is what Wikipedia says of them:
Amateur Transplants are a London based, British parody musical duo consisting of medical professionals, Dr. Adam Kay (born c. 1980) and Dr. Suman Biswas (born c. 1978), who came to prominence in 2005 with a song about the London Underground, parodying the Jam song "Going Underground". They regularly perform live, and have been recommended by Time Out, including several successful years at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Warning, although extremely humorous, this song does contain some pretty strong language. However, if you are an intelligent human being, you will probably make allowances for it and even come to warm to these singers! I know I do.


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