Wednesday, December 09, 2015

History repeating Itself...by I'm Spartacus.

Firstly let's nail the inevitable retorts about racism and Islamophobia.

We (or at least some of us did) reacted promptly when the 'killer on the knowledge' case broke.

                                2009 

Very few of us knew either the race or religion of the person concerned, just that we saw a gaping hole in TfL's systems and how the public are placed at risk.

It seems to have happened again, despite our continued concerns, we are batted away as a 'vested interest'.

Well it just don't wash.
The purpose of the KOL is to test character as well as topography and that's why the second tier of PH has needed to be pre booked so full records can be taken and the driver time to plan a route, yet TfL has licensed a method of PH operation that makes this impossible, why they did no one knows, even the operator states they don't pre book.

Of course the madman in Leytonstone would have done this regardless but it's certain that anyone who had been previously 'sectioned' should have come under scrutiny before being placed in a position of trust.

Many awkward questions for some to answer, it's just an absolute tragedy that someone innocent has had to be the catalyst.

Public safety is no place for muddle headed 'political correctness' or political influence.

We the citizens of London, Jew , Gentile, Muslim, Rastafarian  or whatever, DEMAND better.

Editorial Extra : A Blast From The a Past:
A convicted murderer had been accepted onto the knowledge, who had already been licencpsed by TfL as a private hire driver.


On the 10/09/09, the trade united and held two successful demos at Penton Street N1. 
The result was the killer was slung off the knowledge and the director of LTPH Ed Thompson was moved on.

   

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of the rare occasions when our trade stood united in emergency ! The newly formed RMT were growling, snarling and strong. I stood outside the old Carriage Office with our brethren on that day, and although there were a few feet of space between the various trade Org banners, we UNITED ......AND WON !
Can we get that unity back ? (By this afternoon, if possible)
Semtex.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately the RMT have become complacent, toothless and now have a pacifists anti-militant stance
Bob Crow must be turning in his grave

Anonymous said...

The target... TfL/Boris Johnson

The NEW message...

NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE/NOT FIT FOR PUBLIC OFFICE/A DANGER TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

Gerald Coba said...

Unfortunately, the RMT Taxi branch are just a shadow of their former self.
No fight left at all it seems, they are men who's dreams have all but deserted.

Anonymous said...

Donald Trump is no liar. When a copper crosses the road at the end of a late shift to take his ride home on the House of Commons account and sees a PH vehicle sitting waiting for him - does he think... a nice comfortable drive home; or does he shit a brick thinking... Who is the individual sitting behind the wheel and am I at risk of not making it home ?

The powers that be took away the sentries at Marlborough House because they were too vulnerable to a terrorist attack.

We currently have close to a 100,000 Private Hire drivers picking up all and sundry in London , many of the have NO DBS clearance. This is a totally unacceptable and unarguable calamity.

ALL licensed individuals without an advanced CRB/DBS clearance should be revoked immediately as they are a security threat.

IT'S TIME TO GO OVER JOHNSONS HEAD AND TAKE 25,000 CABS TO THE PRIME MINISTERS FRONT DOOR AND HOLD HIM ACCOUNTABLE. AFTER ALL, HE CLAIMS AIR STRIKES WERE IMPERATIVE TO KEEP US ALL SAFE - BUT HE CAN'T SEE THE ELEPHANT IN HIS OWN FRONT ROOM!

Anonymous said...

The RMT cab section needs to run by a man with a mallet; wielding a handbag just doesn't cut the mustard!!!

spencer kurash said...

If anonymous at 11.59 is so sure that Donald Trump is right (saints preserve us) why hide behind the anonymous tag

Anonymous said...

Maybe RMTs Ply needs trade on it's side. I don't see Unite or GMB working with them. Maybe unions are spent forces.

Anonymous said...

How times h e changed we did not stand for that but we allow PH to Ehail on a daily basics yet the LTDA turn a blind eye and take uber to court over a meter come on what's going on why do you think the law commission has been delayed And to the person on this site who says tick tock would you be the head on the LTDA

Anonymous said...

Spencer, I totally miss your point. There was nothing personal in my earlier post at all. You seem to be angry, why ?