UNION boss Mick Lynch blushes as he is ridiculed by Richard Ayoade for bringing the country to a standstill.
The 60-year-old RMT Union Secretary-General appeared as a panelist on BBC’s Do I Have News for You last night – just a week before the strikes began to shut the country down.
During part of the Queen’s funeral, 45-year-old presenter Ayoade asked the contestants why the number of Britons traveling to London was not as high as originally thought.
Roisin Conaty, 43, claimed it was because of the “internet” and “television watchers”.
Earlier this year, Lynch, who had to deny allegations that she was paid over £120,000 a year, was later mocked by Ayoade and said: travel these days, right?”
The strike boss remained silent as the audience laughed and shifted uncomfortably in his chair.
Lynch did not respond to the pointed comment.
Rail strikes next weekend will paralyze rail networks across the country, with Network Rail claiming that only 11% of trains will run.
Drivers from the ASLEF union, along with signalmen and guards from RMT, will be out on October 1, 5 and 8.
Train companies warned Brits not to travel, adding that most stations would see no service at all.
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The Railway Delivery Group industry body blasted Lynch, claiming the strikes were “unnecessary and damaging” and would disrupt major events, including the London Marathon.
The strikes are scheduled to coincide with the opening and closing days of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham.