Responding to news about the death of RMT General Secretary Bob Crow, Communist Party General Secretary Robert Griffiths said:
‘The left and the labour movement have lost a great champion of workers and their families across the world. Bob was a deeply committed and principled socialist who fought as hard for the working class as our political enemies fight for the capitalist class. That’s why he has earned the undying affection and respect of millions of workers – and the undying hatred of the right-wing mass media’.
The YCL released a statement on social media in reaction to this very sad news stating:
“The YCL salutes a hero of our class and who was, most importantly, an example to everyone. His contributions to the struggles of the hour will not be forgotten and he lives on in the struggles of tomorrow. Don’t mourn, live like Bob Crow and fight back! Rest In Power comrade.”