11/03/2014 11:17 GMT | Updated 11/03/2014 12:59 GMT

Katie Hopkins Lays Into Late Bob Crow Just Hours After His Death


Rent-a-gob Katie Hopkins has sunk to a new low, this time laying into Bob Crow just hours after his death was announced.

The controversial Rail, Maritime and Transport Union leader is believed to have died of a massive heart attack aged just 52, in the early hours of Tuesday.

However the former Apprentice star and tabloid columnist wasted little time in voicing her opinion, tweeting "There was a man called Bob Crow. *limerick to follow, after appropriate amount of time for national outpouring of union grief*".


Hopkins also referred to Bob Crow's famous quote from last year, in which he said former prime minister Margaret Thatcher could "rot in hell" for what she did to the country, as a reason to shun the union leader from any form of respect.

She then used the news of Mr Crow's death to promote her upcoming TV appearance, suggesting that the London Underground would be on time following the union leader's death:

Stay classy Katie...

However Katie Hopkins' comments prompted both outrage and support on Twitter, with reaction to her tweets ranging from calling her a "vile human being" to being "well within her rights".

Hopkins is the first high-profile figure to publicly lambast the late union leader, with Crow's most famous opponents giving heartfelt tributes.

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. Bob fought tirelessly for his beliefs and for his members."

"It's a sad day."

Photo gallery Bob Crow: Life in pictures See Gallery