There is clearly no other route except direct confrontation. I never thought I'd be driven to the last resort of complete civil disobedience, but as recent events surrounding the mobile phone footage of TFL transportation top hierarchy having cosy relations with self suited and high level financially corruptive Uber operatives, it is (and has obviously been for many years) patently corrupt, deceptive, and always questionable on the rationale of legal rules on written licensing obligations which were quashed in direct favour of ubers style of non private hire anarchy.
The simple facts are it did not require notification because we were not on top of our game and our licensing authority had vested interests.... Substantial Licensing increases... and TFL corrupted covert Mayfair restaurant engagements.
Many of us have survived through several recessions and kipper seasons and this January will be an exceptional kipper.
Taxis are fit for all of the public including the disabled, plus passengers with guide dogs which entitles bus lane usage. We are superior in every way, verses
family saloon private hire cars, driven by unqualified and mostly
dangerously lost drivers. Without their sat nav drivers in London they can't operate, which is pathetic in a major world city... not a third world one...!
Merry Christmas & Keep up the fight.
I had a thought about the number of Private Hire Licenses being processed by TFL ; 600 a week.
Based on a 5 day working week that equates to 120 a day.
Based on an 8 hour day it equates to 15 applications every hour or one application every 4 minutes.
How many TFL staff are working on Private Hire applications?
How thoroughly are they being checked if there is an application being approved every 4 minutes?
This means that all the paperwork including a background check, medical and insurance details and the drivers license information and application itself are all checked in a matter of minutes?
It may be positive if a FOI was made to request this information?