Last week was momentous for the London cab trade.
Billed as a 'week of disobedience' it achieved five consecutive days of demonstrations against the authorities who've blighted our lives with their connivance and facilitation of You know who.
Organised by 'new kids' on our industries block, 'Dad Defending Daughters'. with the backing of the RMT. People said it couldn't be done, as it had never been tried before, why should that assumption have been doubted?
What was so astounding is that we've always been 'org' lead. They've called the tunes that their followers have danced to. Not anymore.
Last week London witnessed it's historic first ever 'drivers lead' demo, which the trade orgs were content to support.
The action was brought about due to the frustration of Camden Councils inability or disinterest to enforce their own waiting restrictions in the set down/waiting bays in Pancras Road NW1 by Saint Pancras Eurostar and Kings Cross stations. They've become a hub for 'non prebooked' oportunistic PH cars, causing traffic congestion as well as posing a huge security risk.
The five day Stations blockade proved the doubters wrong and brought about negotiations between TFL and RMT.
Dads Defending Daughters were most grateful for the cooperation of the Mayfair Mob, Shoreditch Mob, Flash Demo and like minded Taxi Drivers
Government might be extolling the virtues of 'disruptive technology'...but that works both ways, and for an unforgettable week technology was 'our' great aid to disruption!!!
Pancras Road this morning, with PCO in attendance. But is this just a token gesture?