Yes the famous last words of Admiral Horatio Nelson as he lay dying onboard HMS Victory at the battle of Trafalgar in October 1805.
Fast forward to our very own 2014 'Battle of Trafalgar' and it's aftermath.
Originally marketed as a demo against TfL it's continued failings including the recent debacle over Über but not just Über.
Those who turned out, members from every trade org or not members thought this was the start of a series of high profile events from a united trade to bring real pressure on the Mayor and politicians to ring the changes at TfL.
Now we find out a 'deal' has been done without seemingly any member consultation to suspend demos until the result of the Über meter matter has been decided in the courts, the very matter that can't be decided as the LTDA has summonsed some Über drivers, somehow turning action into inaction.
As someone once said "you could not make this up!".
Quite why UNITE, LTDA and LCDC decided not to continue to press TFL on the many, many other matters that concern the trade, is a complete mystery and requires some explanation.
Many of these issues have nothing to do with Über at all.
Now we find that the LCDC has met with Private Hire yet cannot seem to be able to meet with fellow cab drivers, again another explanation is needed, they would have screamed blue murder if anyone else met with PH!
Returning to matters nautical and historical, where's the link?
Well it seems just like poor old Horatio, just when victory was near someone climbed the rigging and fired a lethal shot, who and why another mystery?
All I can say is 'Kiss me ......'
Rear Admiral Spartacus