Bob Crow living in council house despite £145,000-a-year income

Bob Crow, general secretary of rail union RMT, has said he is “being victimised” for refusing to move out of his taxpayer subsidised council house, despite earning a six figure salary.

Crow said he has “no moral duty” to move out of the North London home, even though the house could be used to provide accommodation for overcrowded families on the waiting list for social housing.

Speaking during an interview on London radio station LBC, Crow said moving out would be unfair on his family who has lived there for 30 years.

Crow, who earns £145,000 a year in salary and expenses, said: “I was born in a council house, [and] as far as I’m concerned I will die in one.

“It doesn’t say anywhere in the rules that ‘someone who pays their rent every week [and] doesn’t claim social security’ should have to give up their council home.

“It’s an absolute nonsense. I’m the only one down my road who pays their rent and I’m being victimised.”

During the interview, Crow blamed the lack of social housing on Margaret Thatcher, and said that if he moved out of his council house “the first thing you’d say is Comrade Crow leaves his roots”.

He revealed that the RMT could strike for a full working week over plans to cut manned ticket offices, which would result in the loss of 750 jobs.

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Readers' comments (2)

  • Paul Griffin

    Bet his neighbours are chuffed to bits that Comrade Crow is blabbing to the world about them not paying their rent. Bit of memory lapse again as in more social housing was built in the UK under than than during the entire Blair / Brown regime. The Labour party’s own London housing spokesman, Tom Copley said it recently that it galled him that Margaret Thatcher’s government built more council flats and houses in a single year than Tony Blair and Gordon Brown managed over 13 years in power.

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  • Anonymous

    Comrade Crow is typical of all left wing
    troublemakers.Loads of mouth and strife
    towards those in society who strive whilst
    living on huge nose in the trough salaries
    and expenses.Why has the penny not
    dropped Union members. Remember
    Scargill.

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