To be honest, I shouldn't have to write these letters to Mike 'on side' Brown.
With all the evidence consistently appearing on social media since the judgement from Emma Arbuthnot, our trade leaders, with over 10,000 members paying them subscriptions, should be banging en masse on his door (unannounced), demanding he revokes Uber's operator's licence with immediate effect.
Dear Mike Brown.
I couldn't help but notice that Uber have been put on a probationary 15 month licence.
If I (as a civilian or even a Taxi driver) were put on probation, or a suspended sentence by the court, and I then committed a further offence.....I would be dragged back before the court, and possibly sent off to prison for contravention of my probation terms and conditions.
We know as far as TfL are concerned, Uber have been allowed to rewrite the terms of the Private Hire Vehicles Act 1998...and Hackney Carriage legislation laid down by our parliament, but could you tell us what you intend to do, now it's emerged all over social media, that Uber are again flouting the terms of their probation, by picking up jobs out of sector that haven't been subcontracted to them by a third party operator?
Even after last weeks verdict from Judge Emma Arbuthnot, Uber have simply carried on picking up immediate hirings outside the TfL licensing area, using their app that they say is geofenced. But it appears their idea of geofencing takes in Stanstead Airport, Luton Airport, Gatwick Airport and even as far away as Brighton and hove.
Now Mike, as commissioner for TfL, what do you intend to do over Uber's continual illegal plying for hire?
By the way Mike, your LTPH manager Graham Robinson still hasn't answered my emailed question.
Is he trying to cover up the illegal act of dispatching private hire jobs without an operators licence?
As regulator he should have been all over this.
With Helen Chapman rewarded with a directorship after sweeping 13,000 fake DBS certificates under the carpet, and Uber being allowed to write their own legislation, where is TFL's duty of care to the public?
'A DONE DEAL'? ONE LAW FOR THEM AND ANOTHER LAW FOR US.
When asked what should Taxi drivers do if their credit card transaction system packs up ?
We were informed by TfLTPH, that in the event of a complete system failure, then the driver must stop working immediately until the problem is fixed.....but apparently this done deal only applies to us!
Choons and chat with Mick the Britt...