July 17th, 2012

Cabbies Blockade Parliament

Blocking roads to highlight the fact that their lanes will be blocked in by Olympic VIPs. See what they did there…

Pic via @PaulWaugh

69 Comments

  1. 1
    Utter Pile of Shit says:

    Sorry we are 5 days late. Traffic problems.

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        Anonymous says:

        Thats not Hungary, it’s China.

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        • 47
          Lord Wayne of Hackney Carriage says:

          black cab drivers are generally utter wankers these days
          short change is common
          and rate 3 is robbery
          last year a driver drove off as I opened the door to his overpriced uncomfortable automobile – he did want my fare

          I use Keen and AddLee – I never have the unpleasant experience of a Hackney these days.

          Hear me know – fuck off Cabbies. Addlee on the rank at City please!

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        • 48
          中华人民共和国 says:

          Not China, thank you. Its owned by China.

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      • 66
        Osama the Nazarene says:

        Hazaa for the cabbies. May their endeavours prove fruitful.

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      Common Sense needs to grasp the Nettle says:

      I hope they win. The games are supposed to be an earner for the people but all they are doing so far is stopping people from earning a living.

      It makes total sense to let cabs use the Zil Lanes. It frees up traffic, keeps people moving, reduces pollution and is simply a benefit to everyone.

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  2. 2

    My! The Palace of Westminster has changed since I’ve been away.

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  3. 3
    Toner Cartridge says:

    Why wait till the MPs have all gone on their holidays?

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  4. 4
    mrjohn says:

    Are these Olympic segregation lanes actually enforceable by law?

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  5. 5
    Mixed Feelings says:

    On this occasion I’m with the cabbies but I’d feel less sorry for them if they didn’t have their own lane on the very busy A4 to Heathrow the rest of time.

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    Running Dog says:

    The Olympics is an opportunity to show the world how much better we can do than communist China.

    For example, we don’t need to mobilse a military invasion force in our own capital city just to police it. What? Oh.

    But we won’t need to resort to Russian-style Zil La… Oh!

    But we don’t use the courts to threaten anyone organising their own olympic-themed even.. We do? Arse!

    But we don’t have an elite intelligensia, led by a state broadcaster, that takes away our freedom of speech and demands total conformit… Damn!

    OK, at least we aren’t labouring under a massive state apparatus that accounts for more than 50% of.. Really? Oh bollocks!

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  7. 9
    G4S security expert says:

    Toner Cartridges can be used as potential umm, ummm, umm. Oh well contract over goodbye.

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  8. 10
    Addison Lee says:

    Cowboys & Aliens………

    A film about the UK workforce !

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  9. 12
    Nick Buckles (G4S cunt) says:

    It wasn’t me, this time.

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  10. 13
    Blob Crowe says:

    everybady arrrrrghhhhttttt

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  11. 15
    Anonymous says:

    Good for them. Sod the fuckers lording it over everyone.

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  12. 16
    Raving Loon says:

    Who is actually happy that we’re hosting the Olympics?

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  13. 22
    Steve Miliband says:

    I think their argument is just going round in circles

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    Irate passenger says:

    What’s the problem here? Black cabs hardly ever use main routes where the Olympic lanes are. They prefer those bogus “faster” left-right-left-right diagonal routes that are actually much slower and add several quid onto the meter.

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    Mrs Entity says:

    I really don’t blame them but they need to be doing this more regularly to campaign against the ridiculous tax duty on fuel.

    The Cabbies are being priced out of their jobs and people can’t afford the necessary price rises. So Carry On Cabbies you have my support because you have all be so kind to me and helped me with getting in your cabs with my wheelchair.

    The Olympicshambles is just making our country look stupid…. G4S can’t get their staff to even turn up (the few they have), the Olympic lanes in London can only be used by cars ferrying people to the Olympic stadium BUT Black Cabs/taxis cannot use those lanes even if they are taking people to the venue. I was told this by a cabbie in London last weekend and he is not very happy about it.

    Glad they have got together and made this protest.

    Also on the subject of Cabs, Mr Ian Austin MP for Dudley North has been asking questions in the House regarding assistance for wheelchair users when using this mode of transport. I can tell him categorically that no matter where I have ventured around the country I have NEVER had a problem with getting the cabbies to assist me, ensuring I was safe inside the cab, getting the ramps out etc. So Mr Austin please leave the Cabbies alone and start asking questions that are relevant.

    Maybe he will also answer @milroy666 and Radio WM regarding the offer of a one on one debate. Alas Mr Austin will not answer any of us regarding this issue and still has not apologised for calling UKIP Dudley members vile and nasty names; not very becoming for an MP. He also stated via twitter that @milroy666 was a “dispicable racist”.

    So Cabbies I suggest you drive past him if he wants a cab because he doesn’t think you look after the disabled and he is not a very nice person.

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    Sunny says:

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  17. 32
    Steve Miliband says:

    Radio 5 live must be fucked off that the Limpics are in London. Not exactly three weeks all expenses paid doss in a glamorous hot spot.

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      Running Dog says:

      Guido, I expect to be kept abrest of journalists who take a favourable line being granted passes to use the Zil lanes…

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    • 43

      Still, gets them away from Salford

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      Anon E. Mouse says:

      I think you’ll find that they’ll find a need to relocate their main presenters to Londinium for the duration.

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      • 53
        Steve Miliband says:

        The presenters that moved to Salford with a massive relocation package will now get massive expenses to stay in their own houses that the kept in London, for three weeks as the relocation package was enough to buy a flat in Salford.

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    keredybretsa says:

    Go on you’ll never guess who I had in my cab yesterday. You know always on the telly. Going on and on about the Olym..effing..pics, going to bring the world to London. Ain’t no room in my cab for that lot, I said. Tightarse didn’t even tip me!

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  19. 50
    I don't need no doctor says:

    SAre all the cabs for Diane Abbott?

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  20. 51
    "Dave" says:

    Having watched the performance of Nick Buckles before the Home Affairs Committee I have absolute confidence that these Games will go down as one of the most memorable ever…..

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  21. 54
    MAD FRANKIE HADDOCK son of COD says:

    They are not allowed anywhere near the olympic area the official “Drop off zone” is a good 20 minute walk from the stadium

    Fuckin ridiculous

    Come on you cabbies ! but be careful you might get charged under the terrorism act if not careful

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  22. 57
    Sniper says:

    Zil blocking event starts Friday.

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  23. 58
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Just send Diane Fatbutt out to shout “TAXI!” and they’ll all drive off pretty sharpish ;-)

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  24. 59
    Axe The Telly Tax says:

    Just send Diane Fatbutt out to shout “TAXI!” and they’ll all dr-ive off pretty sharpish ;-)

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  25. 62
    Arse! says:

    London-centric bollocks. Most of us live in the real world.

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    (I've been renamed) DA-Notice says:

    AIUI about half of London’s cabbies are going on holiday for the Olympic fortnight so it will be murder getting a cab; shame the Westminster leeches will be on their hols too.

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    Black cabbie says:

    ‘ere. I almost had that George Osborne in the back of my cab but he chpse to walk as it was quicker.

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    MB. says:

    I have never understood how they justify allowing taxis into bus lanes and certainly can’t see why they should be allowed in the Zil Lanes.

    At least Michael Winner is prepared to pay the penalty when he takes his Roller down Oxford Street. How does someone sitting in the back of a taxi differ from someone like him in a chauffeur driven Roller or someone being driven by their wife.

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Owen Jones says:

We also need Zil lanes.


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