And Finally, It's Goodnight From Me...And It's Goodnight From Him...
You get nothing in this life given to you on a plate. That's why you did the knowledge. You had to work and fight for that badge.
Now most drivers just sit back and do nothing but complain that no one is fighting for them.
It's no good blaming the orgs because when they've called mass demos, they've been lucky to see 20% of drivers turn up.
When Action4Cabbies asked for £20 donations...only 4,000 out of 22,000 pledge money.
Drivers complain about the LTDA and yet when asked to go to a branch meeting and vote new life into the org, only 50 drivers out of 10,000 showed up.
Every night I see drivers sitting behind touts on our ranks, young fit drivers who do and say nothing.
You've allowed small groups of individuals to take full advantage of your apathy, credit card companies and An App company have stuck their greedy fingers into your money bags and are helping themselves to part of your earning, and you say nothing.
Drivers who have never complained face to face with their org reps, now think it's a great time to join in with the enemy Union, chaired by a man who rides round reporting Taxis for over ranking and who wanted to drive an AddVan through London advertising the exploits of John Worboys
And now it's nearly all over, they say "stop with the gloom and doom" while sleep walking into a one tier system that is most certainly coming.
I predicted years ago that when the end battle came, all our leaders would have left the battlefield....I was wrong, it's the army who are deserting....
Well good night from me and God bless, it's all yours.
First they licensed Uber, and I did not speak out— Because I was working.
Then the Trade Unionists and Taxi orgs called a mass demo, and I did not go— Because it was busy and I had to work.
Then, after realising our largest org was doing nothing, two drivers stood up shouting and rebellious...but they were expelled—I did and said nothing, just carried on working.
Then they asked for members to go to a branch meeting to vote against Judas and his WAGs — but I didn't go as I was working
When they finally took my Badge and Bill and handed it to an Uber driver— there was no one left to fight for me.