Monday, March 27, 2017

Cameron aide's uber 'cover up': Downing Street accused of withholding emails about its secret campaign to help online minicab firm


The ex-PM allegedly told aides to lobby Boris Johnson against curbs to Uber
No 10 adviser swapped emails with senior staff working for then London mayor
Downing Street had failed to divulge details of the alleged lobbying operation.


Transport for London officials released the details of the correspondence 
David Cameron's Downing Street was accused of a blatant cover-up last night over failed plans to crack down on Uber.


The ex-PM and George Osborne allegedly told aides to lobby Boris Johnson against curbs on the online taxi firm.


The Daily Mail revealed on Saturday that a No 10 adviser swapped emails with senior staff working for the then London mayor.

Read full story here: 


The Sun also carrying the story on their front page 

Great support for the London Licensed Taxi trade from MP Wes Streeting and Caroline Pidgeon.



Sources : Daily Mail and The Sun.

Editorial Comment : 
Taxi Leaks would like to thank Dave Davies for all the work he's put in to getting this story into the media. 
We would also like to thank the LCDC for their contribution and the work they've put into this on behalf of the trade.

The Clocks Ticking :
TfL directors, under pressure from Downing Street, licensed a company who didn't meet with regulations. They subsequently changed the regulations to fit with this companies MO. 

Top directors at TfL have not only put the public in danger, they have almost destroyed the livelihoods of many licensees from the Taxi and Private hire trades. 

Not only should these directors be sacked, they should also be prosecuted for malfeasance.

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