BBC turns down Bob Crow tribute poem

Mike Sivier's blog


Apparently Auntie had a problem with “balance”, as explained in the preamble to this poem, by ‘Attila Stockbroker’, on Facebook last night.

“Radio 4 asked me to write a poem in honour of Bob Crow for their obit programme, so I did. I could sense the dilemma in the producer’s voice: he liked the poem, but I knew he was worried, I knew they wouldn’t run it, and they’re not. It’s not the first time that has happened to me

“Funny how ‘balance’ is always a problem for the BBC, but not the Tory press. Democracy, eh?

“If you like it, share it! Let see if we can get it to reach more people than if it was on Radio 4!”


There was a man who held his ground.
Fought every inch, and won the day.
His legacy, his members’ lot:
Good work conditions, decent pay.
By Tories…

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