Oo-er chaps, caught on camera again! Yikes!!
Bozza was spotted by a black cab driver, and, as the man on the spot representing an industry that the Mayor has so spectacularly sold down the river, the cabbie took direct action to leave the Blond in no doubt where he stood. Lowering the driver’s window, he made a gesture suggesting that Bozza was in the habit of stimulating himself by hand, and proclaimed “You’re one of them, mate”.
What you will not get with UberX
Johnson has now returned to Parliament as MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, with the sole intention of securing the keys to 10 Downing Street for the exclusive use of Himself Personally Now when Young Dave decides to pile off some time before the next General Election. However, and here we encounter a significantly sized however, his party may not be so enamoured of the idea, and the taxi encounter was one contributory factor.
There is also the problem of continuity in licensing, with cabbies and their representatives accusing TfL of taking far too long with their paperwork, to the extent that drivers have to spend weeks at a time off the road and therefore lose earnings - which are already being hit by the unchecked incursion of Uber. Bozza has effectively washed his hands of the problem - but one potential Labour successor as Mayor has taken up the cabbies’ cause.