"Mr Mayor, their is a desperate need for a simple strategy with a vision to sort TfL out, as there are huge problems there.
"So in the spirit of transparency, will you now agree to opening up your cabbies cabinet, so assembly members can attend and observe, and will you publish minutes online so the whole industry can see what's being discussed and have an input."
Boris then answered that he has no intention of opening up these secretive meetings. His answer to Assembly Member Caroline was insulting and disrespectful and shows exactly what we are dealing with.
As these meeting have never yielded any benefits for the trade, the hand picked few that are seen by Boris as collaborators and easy pickings, should really contemplate a trade wide boycott in the name of trade unity
With thanks to Steve Brown