So, farewell Bob Crow, Union leader, Millwall fan and national treasure. Everybody seems genuinely shocked and quite saddened by his sudden death. Even those who couldn't stand him have been falling over themselves to pay tribute to him. He was only fifty-two, which is the same age as me, although he wasn't as good-looking. He spoke his mind, and did the right thing by his members, which is a lot more than most politicians do, and membership of the RMT union actually increased by nearly twenty-thousand during his time in charge.
In a few days time the Daily Mail will run a hatchet-job on him.