The Times reports that at last TfL is taking action over passenger safety. They are making thousands of Uber drivers undergo new criminal record checks, and in view of the sky high rape/sexual assault figures, this is way way overdue.
TfL is rejecting Uber’s own vetting process, which is useless, and now insists that only the TfL vetting procedure will be used. Continue reading
An explosive story in TAXI magazine accuses TfL of snatching the publication to conceal the truth from Londoners about the rising rape count. It also prints the shocking allegation that Uber is not reporting the extent of rapes and sexual assaults by its drivers to the Met. Where is the concern of the Mayor, Sadiq Khan, over the rising attacks and sexual assaults on Londoners?
Every member of the London Assembly has voted that this situation must not continue. Sadiq Khan renewed Uber’s licence for 4 months and it is up for renewal again in September. Mr. Khan could pull the licence tomorrow if he wanted to. Continue reading
For once every single member of the London Assembly is united against the Mayor of London over maverick, rule breaking Uber. The Uber licence is up for renewal in September, and if Sadiq Khan is fool enough to renew the licence, he will be ripped to pieces by his own Assembly members.
Sadiq’s big mouth bragging has finally come back to haunt him. This is the man who vowed when he was running for Mayor that if Uber trangressed only once, he would pull their licence! There are so many reasons to pull Uber off the road, critics have lost count, but instead, a year after becoming Mayor, Khan renewed the Uber licence. Continue reading
When Boris was Mayor of London, the battles for the rights of Londoners, the black cab trade, police numbers, funding and economic decisions, were always full bloodedly thrashed out in private, away from the media.
So discreet was Boris, at one stage, he was getting it from both sides. Black cab drivers were abusing him on the roads as he rode his bike, while Osbo and Cameron were ganging up to force him to favour Uber, and push black cabs off the road. An immovable Boris wouldn’t shift. He didn’t think it was right, so in the end, Osbo took the issue of Uber away from Boris and handled it himself. Continue reading
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Tagged black cab trade, Boris, Brexit, Cabinet, Cameron, funding, May, Mayor of London, Nick Timothy, Osbo, Philip Hammond, police, Remainer, Uber
Journalist Peter Oborne has written repeatedly that the then PM Cameron and Osbo had done a deal with the Blairites. He later wrote that Cam was planning to kick out the right wing Brexiteers in the party, in favour of Tristram Hunt and Rachel Reeves, forming a “new” Remainer Tory party.
That plan was foiled by the guts of one man – Boris Johnson, backed by a rock solid phalanx of Brexiteers. All the advantages were on the side of Remain. The money, the media, the manpower were Remain’s – but every Brexiteer was so fired up, they were prepared to prevail or die. Continue reading
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Tagged Boris, boris johnson, Cam, Cameron, Decepticons, George Osborne, Jeremy Corbyn, Mrs. May, Peter Oborne, PM, right wing Brexiteers, Sadiq Khan, Standard, Tristram Hunt, Uber
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
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Tagged black cab drivers, boris johnson, broken pledges, Crossrail 2, fares, fund raising, Garden Bridge, housing, mayoralty, pollution, Sadiq Khan, Steve O'Connell, TfL, Uber
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.”