Tag Archives: black cab drivers

Blazing Boris calls Sadiq Khan “spineless” over Crossrail 2 and attitude to terrorism

Boris Johnson went for “spineless” Sadiq Khan in the Standard today, with all guns blazing. Boris beat a 19 point swing to Labour to take the Mayoralty, so he knows what he is talking about and under Sadiq, London, once number one city in the world, is going to the dogs.

The stinging criticism of the previous Mayor must have cut liked a whiplash, but what does Sadiq expect?  Nearly every pledge broken!  Housing, fares, and his promise to black cab drivers broken that if one Uber driver was found with no papers, he would pull their entire licence!  All just empty words!  A thousand broken regs. from Uber,  and nothing’s changed. Continue reading

Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame on Sadiq Khan as Uber rapes soar!

There have been 32 rapes by Uber drivers in a year and still heartless Sadiq Khan keeps handing out the licences.  The rape figures started to soar when Osbo was handling TfL and Uber, and it is alleged his cheery comment was “Don’t tell passengers!  They will stop taking minicabs! “

The Sun reported:  “The California-based firm has been hit with a string of sexual assault claims in the US and it was banned in New Delhi, India, after a passenger was raped.”
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Under Sadiq Khan, London is going to the dogs

Eleven victims died from knife crime in 16 days, reported the London Standard on 11th May 2017.  There has been a shift revealed by statistics which shows that only a quarter of knife carriers are now linked to gangs. This compares to 10 deaths a year from 2008/9 and 2010/11 under Boris Johnson.

Our brilliant police believe more young people are now carrying knives for differing reasons, including status, criminality and increasingly for self-protection. Continue reading

Sadiq Khan could pull Uber’s licence right here, right now, if he wanted to!

During his Mayoral campaign, Sadiq Khan, then one of Labour’s candidates for London mayor, said he would suspend Uber immediately if it emerged just a single driver did not hold genuine paperwork or was not properly insured.  Desperate to be Mayor, Sadiq talked tough!  He,  Sadiq, would protect black cab drivers and kick Uber out of the capital if they put one foot out of line!Straight talking black cab drivers were about to get a painful and entirely undeserved lesson in politics.  Far from being their White Knight, Sadiq has proved to be five and a half  feet of pain in the ass shoved into a 4 foot sack. Continue reading

Black cab drivers would spit on the grave of George Osborne, Sarah Sands

Ex Standard Editor Sarah Sands writes in the paper that black cab drivers find Theresa May sexy.  A London MP gloats that to BC drivers,  the PM is a heroine to cabbies.   Not for much longer matey!Black cab drivers are incredibly quick on the uptake.  Already the word is getting around, that far from being for Brexit, as most black cab drivers are, May is a Remainer, who is desperate for things to stay the same.  Continue reading

Court setback for Uber: TfL licence means TfL laws.

Uber are taking TfL to court over the regulations instigated by Boris Johnson, including an English test.  Uber is arguing that the English test is discriminatory and contravenes the Equality Act. uber15Anyone normal might think that it is entirely reasonable in such a responsible job to expect drivers to speak good English.  Not so Uber, whose standards are the lowest imaginable. Continue reading

Mini cab drivers are livid because finally they have to comply with regs

Until now, minicab drivers have had a free ride as far as regulations are concerned.  George Osborne, bosom buddy of Travis Kalanick, the Uber boss, made sure that mini cab applications were rushed through with the minimum of fuss, while black cab drivers have regulations and security checks up the ying yang.

Osbo was the Uber villain, but now he's gone

Osbo was the Uber villain, but now he’s gone

No more.  The regulations worked out by previous Mayor Boris Johnson are coming into force and Osbo is gone. Continue reading