Pub Bans Tube Strike Leader after *! !* Drinking Session

The Evening Standard (London, England), January 20, 2006 | Go to article overview

Pub Bans Tube Strike Leader after *! !* Drinking Session


Byline: MATHEUS SANCHEZ;AMAR SINGH

TUBE union chief Bob Crow has been barred from his local pub after a fourhour drinking session during which his friends insulted customers and threatened staff.

The leader of the RMT - which recently brought chaos to the Underground in a dispute over staffing - was with up to 14 fellow union members who took part in the foulmouthed session at the gastropub in Camden.

They sang rowdy songs, swore at customers, insulted female members of staff and threatened the landlord, only leaving when the police were called.

One onlooker said: "Crow did nothing to stop what they were doing. He didn't tell them to calm down and yet he's supposed to be a leader who sets an example."

Mr Crow, 46, set to ballot RMT Tube drivers in a move designed to bring the entire network to a halt, admitted to the Standard that he was barred. He said: "Unfortunately, the new management took exception to our singing of seasonal songs."

He was among the group who went into the Somers Town Coffee House in Chalton Street - near RMT headquarters - last month at lunchtime.

One customer said: "There were 10 to 15 of them and we knew they were RMT guys, because they were wearing the logo on their fleeces and Bob Crow was definitely one of them.

"They started knocking back the pints and getting really rowdy. They were bothering customers with their sexist and vulgar language - every other word they used was the 'c' word."

She added: "They were singing songs really loudly. The pub used to be quite rough, but the owners had just refurbished it into a gastropub. After a while, the swearing got too much so the owners-- two very friendly sisters from Normandy - asked them to quieten down. …

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