It is decision day for the changes to taxi requirements tomorrow.
Yesterdays strike by Rotherham taxi drivers and a protest by taxi drivers, planned for tomorrow, is a last ditch attempt to influence Commissionner Ney’s decision and is wrong at so many levels.
Thanks to Jay and Casey, we now know, the taxi licensing system was broken, corrupted and ‘not fit for purpose’!
Rotherham taxi drivers were revealed to provide the essential links to facilitate crime of a variety of kinds, including child sexual exploitation, rape of children, buggery, trafficking, prostitution and drug crime, but they want to ‘carry on as usual’? They are literally, the glue that joins things up.
How did this happen? It took the help of ‘certain aggressive councillors’, council officers and the police. We ended up with a system, that did not so much guarantee safety, as provide ‘impunity’ for criminals.
The taxi drivers still want the freedom to commit crimes with impunity, it would appear from information doing the rounds. It is Commissioner Ney’s duty to prevent this, by the means proposed, which should be implemented in full. The citizens of Rotherham require nothing less!
The worrying element for me about yesterdays strike, concerns the simultaneous benefit meeting, for Sajid Bostan. Reports vary as to attendance, 300 perhaps? Money was collected for a ‘fighting fund’ for Sajid! This was quite outrageous, they don’t appreciate how this looks to ordinary folk, that much is clear.
Power to Commissioner Ney’s elbow!
I certainly hope these outrageous scenes are not repeated tomorrow: