Bob Crow, the general secretary of the National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers, died of a heart
attack on 11 March. He was 52. Public figures of all political persuasions, including the prime minister and the mayor of London, paid tribute to the rail union leader, who only last month oversaw the latest Tube strike.
What the commentators said
The respect and affection triggered by his death is hardly surprising, said Matthew Norman in The Independent. “Living under the dominion of beige technocrats, as we have these past 15 years, we crave vibrant colour in public figures.” [...]
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