Monday, December 05, 2016


True to his word, TfL commissioner Mike Brown (who speaking to Grant Davis said he wanted to go on record as not being party to the corrupt licensing of Uber, at Palestra 21/11/16) released a set of the statistics for serious sexual assaults, including rapes broken down over the past 14 years.

On close inspection, it's plain to see that the figures have been spun, manipulated and massaged. 
How do we know this?....simple. 

We're already in possession of statistics obtained by freedom of information request from the Metropolitan Police. 

The figures given to us earlier this year by the Metropolitan Police, were for reported minicab related sexual assaults, including rapes, from just 6 London boroughs, not including the City of London police. 

Mayor Sadiq Khan read out the result of this FOI (no 2016020000642) to at Mayors question time when asked for the latest statistics by GLA member David Kurten, UKIP. (see video below)

So it should be safe to assume that TfLs figures which they say they have acquired from the Met and cover the whole of London's 32 boroughs (including the City Of London), would be of a greater amount.

Wrong....TfL have spun these statistics so much they've actually come up short with a total showing less attacks than in the original FOI request read out by Khan at City Hall, an impossibility.

This being the case, we can dismiss these results. 
We strongly believe this action confirms that TfL's directors and top managers are again complicit in fabricating the truth.

Why would a government body, who has a duty of care towards informing and keeping the public safe, lie about the amount of rapes occurring in private hire vehicles?

In our opinion, there can only be one answer, they are part of the overwhelming corruption embedded in our licensing authority. 

It is our opinion these stats have been manipulated so as not to cause alarm to the public and to grease the passage of a certain minicab app's relicensing early next year.

But with all TfL's spin, there are certain patterns that TfL have failed to hide!

Going by the figures published on the TfL website, in 2012 (the year Uber were first licensed) there was a massive rise in the amount of reported sexual attacks, at least 20% more than in the previous year. 

Moving on, the figures agains show an unprecedented rise between 2013-2014, a 35% increase which correlates to the escalation of drivers working on the Uber platform. 

Amazingly, TfL have given exactly the same figures for 2015 as 2014. We've ask them to confirm this and have been assured the figures are correct...So, what a coincidence !
Could it be that TfL's propaganda machine wants to go into overdrive ...telling the media last year saw a zero percentage increase in attacks, from the previous year?

The reason why we don't believe for one moment TfL's stats, is that when he left the Cabbies Cabinet meeting with Mike Brown, Chairman of the LCDC Grant Davis, informed drivers protesting outside, the figure we had received from the met of 154, were from just 6 London boroughs. Now we have TfL saying their figure of 136 attacks, includes all 32 London boroughs, including the City of London Police. 

Why did Mayor Khan present the exact same figures we had received, on request to David Kurten  at City Hall and not the ones shown on TfL's website....?
Click here for Khan addressing the GLA

Perhaps now would be a good time for TfL to explain why their statistics were inexplicably less, than the figures we obtained by FOI request. 


Vito Mike said...

TfL propaganda machine- Embarrassed by the facts, so change them.
There should be an independent investigation.

Anonymous said...

I would be shitting myself if I were Brown, Daniels and anyone of high office in TFL. This serious issue is gaining momentum now, and the way it's going will wind up exposing a huge negligence charge like the Rotherham case and Jimmy Saville investigation. Once the tabloids get wind of this it will be game over for them clowns at Palestra. I can just see a snivelling stooge from TFL standing outside crying to the media that "lessons have been learnt" bollox !
Stock up with the popcorn folks. The fan is switched on and waiting for it !

Angela Mc said...

There should be a court case people verses TFL for all the corruption that's is going at TLF and an investigation into WRONG use of public monies and where its going the whole thing stinks 😷😡😡😡

Anonymous said...

The media will not do a thing in regard to corruption at TfL and uber all of them are probably being paid off by uber and all the Media employees are uber users and love the cheap prices as long as they or their family don't get assaulted everything is ok

Anonymous said...

did Brown actually say on record:'the corrupt licensing of Uber'?
If he did then he has a duty to suspend the TfL staff involved

Tony Casey said...

Most hirings by TFL licensed PHV drivers may start in London but many of the sexual
offences that take are often in the Home counties eg Kent Essex Herts Berkshire etc,any crime statistics will recorded there and not in London.Remember TFL PHV drivers are now working in every town and city in the uk so we have to ask provincial forces for information under FOI requests.

Anonymous said...

Because they weren't from 6 boroughs, they were the figures from MPS and CoL.There's also a discrepancy because one set of figures is calendar year, one is April to April. Of course, to demonstrate that U are more rapey than previous PH, you'd have to know to what extent they'd grown the total PH market.

Anonymous said...

My story is a story of London. My father was a bus driver and my mother sewed clothes. London gave me the chance to go from a council estate to helping to run a successful business and serving in the Cabinet.
My vision for London is a simple one - I want all Londoners to have the same opportunities that our city gave me: a home they can afford, a high-skilled job with decent pay, an affordable and modern transport system and a safe, clean and healthy environment.

Sadiq Khan.

Yeah, like you Sadiq, many of us driving London Taxis came from council estates in inner London.
We worked hard, never been in trouble with the police and are respectable tax paying citizens.