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Katie Hopkins causes outrage with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet

By Exeter Express and Echo  |  Posted: March 11, 2014

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Exeter motormouth Katie Hopkins has caused controversy yet again today after blasting Bob Crow just a few minutes after his death was announced.

Rail union leader Bob Crow died of a heart attack in the early hours of this morning.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport union made the announcement “with the deepest regret”.

A brief statement said: “It is with the deepest regret that RMT has to confirm that our general secretary Bob Crow sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning.

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“RMT would request that all media respect the privacy of the friends and family of Bob Crow at this distressing time.”

Taking aim at the Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader ahead of her appearance on the Big Debt Row TV debate, Hopkins blasted him despite his passing.

Starting her Twitter rant, she posted: "There was a man called Bob Crow. *limerick to follow, after appropriate amount of time for national outpouring of union grief*"

Bob Crow’s death shocked his fellow union leaders, and drew tributes from his adversaries as well.

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: “This is shocking news. Bob was an outstanding trade unionist, who tirelessly fought for his members, his industry and the wider trade union movement.

“He was always a good friend and comrade to me. We will miss him, and our thoughts are with his family and the RMT at this difficult time.”

Matt Wrack, leader of the Fire Brigades Union, said: “Bob’s passing is very sad news and the thoughts of firefighters will be with his family.

“Bob was a good friend to me personally and to the Fire Brigades Union as a whole.

“He was a strong leader for the labour movement and he’ll be sorely missed by those who knew him.”

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  • Tweedy-Pete  |  March 14 2014, 6:08AM

    Please stop repeating this priggish self-publicist; you are simply perpetuating her monomaniac views. Prefer to read about "my sister makes *26 billion in her spare time" spam rather than Hopkins repugnant view on the world.

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  • ElCatski  |  March 12 2014, 12:39PM

    I'm with superstar on this, this absolute horror of a human being is playing the press like a fiddle, (and not a very good fiddle) when i say offensive things on the net I get banned, She gets a headline in the E&E, calling her Exeter motormouth, a better description would be Barnstaple's F***witted attention seeking boil on the **** of mankind.

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  • superstar999  |  March 12 2014, 8:22AM

    stop giving this woman free publicity

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  • wpalmer44  |  March 11 2014, 9:57PM

    I have barely heard a good word about this man after months of regularly reading various Brit papers on line from my Vancouver "fastness"... Now all of a sudden "Oh what a loss, what a good man, a staunch advocate of the Union worker, Even Boris in a state of lament !! ", etc: etc: Well OK, my sympathy's too to his family... But I am sure what is being said and what is being thought would be at extreme opposites....

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  • Devonfarmer  |  March 11 2014, 4:40PM

    Idiotic woman.

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