Declan Curry - most prominent BBC news scab

Declan Curry
Declan Curry

Business presenter Declan Curry was the only presenter to cross picket lines on BBC1's breakfast show during the 2005 strike.

Submitted by Steven. on April 17, 2007

The Guardian reported that he said "I don't support the strike at all. The management have made a very strong case in my view as to why these cuts are necessary."

He hoped that "fellow workers" would respect his decision.

libcom heard reports that he was bombarded with emails denouncing his actions, with at least one journalist emailing him Jack London's The Scab:

After God had finished the rattlesnake, the toad, and the vampire, he had some awful substance left with which he made a scab. A scab is a two-legged animal with a corkscrew soul, a water brain, a combination backbone of jelly and glue …