RMT union baron Mick Lynch is set to appear on the BBC’s Have I Got News For You tomorrow night, just one day after ordering a strike that will ‘effectively shut down the railway network’ next month.
The RMT general-secretary will join the panel of the BBC comedy quiz show, alongside comedian Roisin Conaty and actor Richard Ayoade who is guest presenting the episode.
Mr Lynch has been dubbed a ‘media star’ for his many straight-talking interviews on TV and radio, during which he has defended numerous strikes that have crippled the UK’s railways and caused widespread disruption to millions of people.
His appearance on Have I Got News For You will come just one day after the RMT announced that 40,000 Network Rail staff and 15 train operating companies will stage a walkout on October 8.
RMT Union boss Mick Lynch on the picket line outside London Euston in August
Actor and comedian Richard Ayoade will be guest presenting the episode which Mick Lynch is set to appear on