RIP, Jimmy Reid

The sort of person who only makes it into the public spotlight today when he dies. Never met the man, and I don’t know what he was like as a person, but … what a life. Pity his ‘rat race’ speech is not available online. Ironically, given who he was and what he stood for, it’s kept behind a paywall by the NY Times.

R.I.P, comrade.

http://blogs.aljazeera.net/europe/2010/08/11/death-unlikely-hero

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/editor-s-picks/jimmy-reid-tributes-a-working-class-hero-1.1047807

http://news.scotsman.com/politics/Jimmy-Reid-the-leader-of.6470446.jp

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/aug/11/jimmy-reid-obituary

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/greenslade/2010/aug/11/tradeunions-scotland

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