Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Teextwo's letter from the PCO...Dizzy

'The identifiers are being brought in but it is important that everyone understands that they are primarily as a self enforcing scheme'

And that is exactly why these will be a disaster for the Taxi trade!

'and secondly to help our compliance teams'

What compliance teams?

Where the hell are they?

The only way you will ever effectively keep control of this trade is by more enforcement.

Can you hear that John and Helen...

MORE ENFORCEMENT

'and we will be including messages when we start issuing these'

You have proved over nearly 2 years in office that your PCO notices aren't worth the paper they are written on, so what makes you think anyone is going to pay the slightest bit of notice to your 'messages'?

'that it does not result in drivers having arguments on street'

Arguments?

You think these 'might' lead to arguments?

You are so deluded!

When cab drivers start targetting other cab drivers with violence and vandalism, arguments will be the least of your worrys.

'We won’t tolerate any instances of a GB driver taking on the task of enforcing this scheme' 

I suppose you don't tolerate women being raped in minicabs either!

But this week 2 more will be sexually assaulted by drivers that you issued a license to!

'The scheme is coming in as a result of responses to a consultation but it is not to turn the trade against each other and we will be very firm in our messages about that.'

Bullshit!

This scheme is designed to make us take our eye off of the real issue, and that is your incompetence with the licensing of Private Hire.

You have made a complete mess of that, and you will make a complete mess of this.

I am not suggesting that there may not be a problem with YBs working outside their sectors, or that something needs to be done about it, but this scheme is not the answer.

MORE ENFORCEMENT IS!

'and also that this isn’t an opportunity for drivers to turn on each other on street. That would be extremely damaging for the trade and is not something we will tolerate.'

Do you know anything about the Taxi trade or Taxi drivers?

Stop listeneing to people who don't drive a Taxi for a living and start listening to those who do.

Grant Davis is clueless!

Bob Oddy is clueless!

Both of these are far more interested in themselves than they are in the Taxi trade.

But you haven't got the balls have you!

Real drivers who live in the real world!

You simply prefer to take the easy option and only consult with those who won't give you a tough time.

It's a cop out!