With the forthcoming Taxi and Private Hire consultation document soon to be released to the trade, we believe that LT&PH will have to make some major changes to resolve the massive problems being faced by the Licensed Taxi Trade, and also for the safety of the travelling Public.
But we are asking ourselves will LT&PH have the Gonad’s to make the changes?
We believe that not one single thing will change the madness that takes place every night outside the night clubs and bars in London unless drastic action is taken.
We are convinced that satellite offices are a major source of all the problems that we and the public face every night, with a satellite office inside most clubs and restaurants in London,this allows touts and sexual predators to stand on mass outside these venues waiting for their next victim!
There has been a long-held theory that the police have adopted a ” blind eye policy ” to all this law breaking just so all the drunks get off their patch, if this is the case then it is a dangerous game they are playing ,let us hope that it is not one of their family on the wrong end of a sexual assault.
The forthcoming consultation will be meaningless If the Mayor Boris Johnson try’s to impose a ten-year life span on all Taxis,if this decision is made I believe that the mayor will have declared war on the cab trade and we at the club are prepared for a fight to the death even if it means holding out an olive branch to some of the other organizations that are on the side lines.
7000 cabs off the road ,Cab rents will double,35 thousand pound cab worthless after ten years with no sell on value, If that’s not enough to fight for then I don’t know what is, The Mayor would have killed the cab trade-off.
We know that LT&PH intend to look at the Knowledge next year, so if it happens and you don’t stand and fight now you may only have two years left .
MAKE NO MISTAKE THIS WILL BE OUR RORKE’S DRIFT.