Saturday, May 14, 2016

Leon Daniels TfL, Send A Copy Of Graham's Email To Your MP

Please see copy of letter to my MP below  - please feel free to cut and paste and use as a template to send to your own MP.

Graham Waite
You can find your MP's email address by simply using Google search page.

Dear _ _ add your MP's name here.

I am a London taxi driver and have held a London taxi licence for over 36 years. My trade has been devastated by Uber who employ over 37,000 (rising 
by 600 a week) cheap labour to drive Private Hire Vehicles in London.

I have no problem with fair competition but Uber have circumnavigated all the rules demanded of PHV's with the collaboration of Leon Daniels who is TFL’s Managing Director of Surface Transport.
Leon Daniels has in his capacity as Managing Director of Surface Transport for TfL, approved and introduced measures that have brought London’s capital to a standstill, increasing congestion, increasing pollution, costing business and citizens millions of pounds.

He mislead the GLA Transport Committee by stating on record that Private Hire drivers do not need "full time" Hire and Reward insurance policies, that they can purchase "On-Off" Hire and Reward insurance (inferring that it is not necessary for TfL as the regulator to ensure all Private Hire Vehicles are continually insured correctly) See video.

The Association of British Insurers have confirmed, no such policy exists.

Leon Daniels stated publicly on record in the media that Uber were not using a taximeter to conduct business and then subsequently appointed QC Martin Chamberlain to uphold his view by failing to make the case properly.

Mr Daniels was later questioned by the GLA Transport Committee on record, as to why TfL hadn't insisted that Uber have a manned telephone line, as per the 1998 Private Hire act requires, to which he attempted to obfuscate the issue by telling the GLA committee that the wording of the act is vague and only means that an operator is required to have a land line telephone on the day the license is applied for.

Leon Daniels has now been found to have been in communication via email, assisting Uber UK to word their PR, advertising and complaint responses, so as to mislead the public and further blur the lines between Private Hire and Hackney Carriage and hence place public safety at risk. 

Taken from the front page of the Badge news paper.

I therefore request that you as my MP ask Sadiq Khan the new London Mayor, who has overall responsibility for TfL and it’s actions, to either confirm or deny if Mr Daniel’s has or has not been in direct contact with Uber regarding their responses to various bodies.

I am sure that you will agree, such behaviour if proven, would be in breach of his remit and could be construed as malfeasance and as such should trigger an investigation.

Yours sincerely, 
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Dizzy Disgruntled said...

Leroy the liar is now bringing in the requirement for scabs to have full H&R the end of this May.

They've been here years and only now is it to be made compulsory!

Talk about bolting the stable gate...The bloody horse is sitting in the clubhouse having a beer!

Leon Daniels has single handedly destroyed the World's best city and put the lives of thousands of Londoners and its visitors at risk.

Everybody should send this email to their MP and make sure this Shyster doesn't get away Scott free!

Ralph Hart said...

Politics are croocked, politians will always line their own pockets, so the London Taxi Trade is doomed whilst the the pocket liners are in power

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