You may be aware by now that Monday's Make a Stand demo has been cancelled. I can't tell you all how choked I am but unfortunately not enough support was forthcoming.
Initially, the feeling was good but as the days went on it became apparent that feeling wasn't lasting.
Add to that the dreadful members of our trade, only too pleased to scupper any chance of unity that might bring some semblance of hope, who played their part brilliantly and I have to congratulate them on a job well done.
They should all be very proud of themselves.
This past 3 weeks has been an education in many ways but the main lesson I learned was that this animal is too sick to help.
The negativity on social media has played a huge part in its failure and has been watched from around the country by those who were at first raring to stand with us regardless if they were Taxi or PH because they saw the bigger picture.
Now, 3 weeks on and after reading the comments from leading trade figures within the orgs they want nothing to do with us, can you blame them?
We had 8 cities at one point, 8 CITIES!!
Almost over night, they all cried off.
All because of org mentality, caveman mentality and sheer ignorance.
I've learned many in this trade, including activists from all orgs and unions are riddled with insincerity and deceit and I no longer want any part of it, it shames me.
Next week TFL officially announce if Uber are licensed. If they are, the orgs will go into overdrive and scream from the rafters, "JR,JR,JR!!"
Whist watching Taxify come back on line.
If they don't get licensed the orgs will go into overdrive screaming "Look what we did! Look what we did!"
"Ain't we clever"
Then Uber will appeal and keep functioning for the duration of the appeal. During which time Taxify will come back on line, along with Via and no doubt closely followed by Lyft.
Back to square one.
"Big news Monday!"
It's the business model that's the problem, not the company.
We had our chance, we blew it thanks to us.
I tried, I failed and I'm truly sorry.
I now wash my hands of it.
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