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CALL SIGN AT THE DEMO
February 10: An estimated one third of London’s licensed taxi fleet all assembled in Whitehall on February 10 to demonstrate against several things.
If you asked five drivers, you would have five different reasons why they were there, but the important part was that all the trade organisations supported
the demo …
According to Len Martin, UCG Chairman, “The choice is simple, if London wants its highly regulated, safe and on demand gold standard taxis, there needs
to be a clear understanding that we aren’t supported by the taxpayer or charities. Government must not allow private hire operators to ignore the legislation.
The taxi trade cannot survive with unfair competition.”
DaC Chairman, Brian Rice said, “I have never been militant and always looked on myself as someone who prefers to talk, but I have my doubts that anyone in the
Government cares enough about our trade to [condescend] to talk to us. Certainly TfL are no better. That’s why I supported this demo.”
John Davis (V41) polished his cab specially in case the PM came out!
Uber picked demo day to offer black cabs free commission on fares for a year, but Call Sign could find no one that was tempted.
News [also] filtered through that the LTDA’s High Court challenge re:the Tower – Westbourne Grove [cycle route] had failed.
Some even suggested that the timing was deliberately set for the day of the demo.
As if ...!
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