It's getting serious now, as the financial times has also carried the ongoing saga of #Ubergate.
An insider source has told Taxi Leaks today that top directors from surface transport, were called to a crisis meeting. Worries have spread throughout the management of the possibility that bosses may face legal action, over their role in the relaxation of legislation to allow an app based platform to be licensed.
As they say though, it's not over, till its over and I've been told there is so much more to come with #Ubergate.
The BBC Impartial ?
Ever wondered why
• The BBC never cover our demos
• Haven't picked up on the #Ubergate story
• Insist on calling minicabs Taxis
• Are guilty of product placement by continued mention of the Uber brand on TV shows???
Grant Davis, chairman of the LCDC has made a direct plea to the trade to support the Crowdfunding case of Jolyon Maugham QC.
Grant said yesterday on face book:
Please drivers, if you are not in an Org, please think about the Club.
We are only as strong as our members and with Unite, RMT & UCG not contributing to the VAT court case, any new members joining the Club, I will donate the first months subs to the cause:
We are just passionate drivers who want to keep our jobs.
George Osborne's email to Boris Johnson over Uber made James O'Brien "sick to his stomach". And either you'll feel the same, or you're on the payroll.
The former Chancellor wrote an email to Boris Johnson, asking him to ease off restrictions which made it harder for Uber to operate.
He said: "The moment George Osborne heard rumours that Boris Johnson was considering rules which would make life harder for his close friend Rachel Whetstone, he sent an angry text message to the London Mayor."
Saying that he was about to read the Daily Mail article word-for-word, he added: "If you find my politics problematic in the past, just have a listen to this.
"Anybody who doesn't feel sick to their stomach about these words has got something wrong with them. Or they're on the payroll."
The last 3 months at Uber, have to go down as one of the worst starts to the year of any major business, ever.
A stunning string of blows that have upended the world's most valuable startup.
Uber's off to a bad start in 2017.... but the year is getting worse by the day for the $69 billion ride-hailing company.
In January, Uber lost more than 200,000 customers in a single weekend after the #DeleteUber movement led to a fury of account deletions by customers upset about its ties to President Trump.
But that was just a prelude to Uber's no-good, very bad month. During the roughly 30-day period of mid-February to mid-March, the company has been pummeled by a seemingly never-ending barrage of bad news, with a new crisis almost every day.
If business schools need a new case study for a company in a PR disaster, Uber's last month is as perfect an example as can be found. And it's still not clear how Uber will right its ship.
Here's everything that's happened to Uber in the last month: >CLICK HERE.<
We don't have the full details so far and it's still to be confirmed, but our attention has been drawn to a series of Tweets made by a driver who alleges he's taken TfL to court and won.
H tweets say so far, TfL have offered no defence.
If this information is correct as we believe may be, this court decision could cost TfL a small fortune as it affects every single one of the 25,000 licensed taxi drivers, who've complied with the new CC sticker regulations.
Taxi driver Jamie Hawes has tweeted that he has taken TfL to court asking for payment from for using his taxi as a free advertising hoarding for credit card companies.
Jamie believes TfL should pay him £18 a day for the adverts they have forced him to put in his vehicle ..... and allegedly, the court has agreed.
He has also asked for his licence fee to be refunded, in light of the fact that TFL board member Ron Kalifa -via worldpay benefits club- has favoured uber over black cabs, a clear breach of contract.
This judgement means that TfL may have to refund every drivers licence fees.
This obviously begs the question, why none of our representative orgs/ Unions have taken on TfL over these issues in a class action on behalf of their members?
So Mr McNamara it's obviously not a done deal after all...
This could also get much worse for TfL. If an inquiry finds malfeasance from its directors, compensation could also be due for loss of earnings.
Good news stories about TfL are just like their busses. You wait ages for one, then three come along together...