The LCDC are to call a mass demonstration in response to licensing of Private Hire vehicles that clearly contravene the 1998 PH (London)Act. First we had harmonisation, now we have the relaxing of standards when passing PH vehicles for license. Recently a committee member was told at the Abacus nightclub by an official from the PCO that minicabs were allowed to stand and wait to be hired legally; where as Licensed Taxis were made to move on!
The situation has reached boiling point among cab drivers and assaults by PH touts and operatives on taxi drivers are becoming an every day occurrence. We can do very little in retaliation and it is commendable that cab drivers show the amount of restraint they do. Now is the time for “US ALL” working cab drivers to show the anger and frustration we feel and unite in the fight to stop this pandering to TOUTS and the PH industry in general.
Date to be confirmed.