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.
“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.”