Bob Crow, the firebrand RMT union leader, has died. The news has shocked people who have described him as a "fighter".
Crow, while a tough adversary, was known for his quick wit - and he demonstrates it in this wonderful exchange with Jermey Paxman on Newsnight last month.
Paxman calls him a dinosaur and Crow hits back with a brilliant one liner.
Mr Crow was one of the most high-profile, left-wing union leaders of his generation, sparking as much anger from passengers hit by rail and Tube strikes, as praise from his members for winning pay rises.
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London Mayor Boris Johnson, who clashed many times with the union leader, said: "Whatever our political differences, and there were many, this is tragic news.
"I'm shocked. Bob Crow was a fighter and a man of character."