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From: The Socialist issue 1036, 3 April 2019: Cuts and chaos. Enough. General election now!

Search site for keywords: Football - RMT - Union - Bob Crow - John Reid - Big business

Reclaim the Game book launch

Professional football is big business, photo Rick Dikeman/CC

Professional football is big business, photo Rick Dikeman/CC   (Click to enlarge)

The largest branch of transport union RMT - London Underground Engineering, this year named the Bob Crow branch to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the death of the union's towering general secretary - hosted the launch of the latest edition of Reclaim the Game.

The book by Socialist Party member John Reid - who has previously been on the RMT's national executive committee - exposes the pernicious role of big business in football. Over 200 worth of books were sold.

Alongside the Bob Crow branch, this edition is also sponsored by Camden No.3 RMT branch.

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