Plying for hire does not need defining.
There’s a plethora of case law where high court judges have made rulings citing Plying for Hire when summing up.
F.G.Clarke is just one example.
Plying for Hire laws are as good today as they were in 1871 when a horse drawn carriage entered Cannon Street Station forecourt looking to be immediately hired.
Khan and Shawcross are going to attempt to legitimise Uber through Parliament.
IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY!
It’s what the driver is doing with their vehicle.
This is why the St Pancras Station set down video was of vital importance – it proved Uber drivers were plying for hire through the app.
TFL claim the Uber drivers using the set down point were not Plying for Hire. !!!
I have been in correspondence with TFL for months asking them how they arrived at their legal opinion and what case law if any was used to form their opinion.
I am still waiting for a reply.
THEY CAN’T REPLY BECAUSE THEY KNOW THE CASE LAW IS TOO SOLID.
Hence Khan wanting Plying for Hire to be defined in Statute.
Khan and Shawcross are going to attempt to legitimise Uber through Parliament. FACT!
Khan obviously doesn’t want to use existing case law as it doesn’t suit TFL’s agenda.
He doesn’t want to act on the Law as it is today; he wants to act on the law when it has been changed by Statute when the law suits the cause.
Khan is trying to circumnavigate around repealing laws to accommodate Uber by requesting central government define Plying for Hire in Statute...
Which means defining Plying for Hire in Statute will legitimise "Instant Hailing apps" and Uber overnight and make existing case law redundant.
END GAME FOR US!
For those who don't know, a statute is an Act of Parliament.
After legislation has been proposed it begins life as a bill, passes various readings in both the House of Commons and the House of Lords before receiving Royal Assent and becoming law.
As with cases, acts can be found in both printed and electronic form.
By summer next year there will be well over 115,000 PH drivers licensed by TFL.
Logistically it will be a mammoth task to set up and put 115,000 PH drivers through an advanced driving test including Highway Code.
IT JUST ISN’T GOING TO HAPPEN.
Khan has a track record on going back on his word. He Khan’t be trusted.
Can the cab trade trust politicians ? NO!
Anyone that want’s to put our future in the hands of politicians need their brains examined.
Constant pressure needs to be ladled on the mayor, Shawcross and TFL, the cracks will spread rapidly if the pressure is maintained.
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