Tuesday 17 April 2012 12.45am
As you so rightly say DJ, enforcement is the key.
It probably won't happen though, enforcement I mean.
For whatever reason, the authorities are just not interested.
I don't have a dog in this hunt anymore.
As a lot of posters on here know, I was the resident "Black Cab" driver, who championed London's finest.
Not any more, the writing has been on the wall for a long time now, and I finally saw the light in early February, sold the cab, handed my licences, (we are issued with two), back to TFL in Blackfriars Road
and now spend my days either walking around Southwark Park to try and stay between 11.7 and 11.10, or riding the Jubilee Line to St Johns Wood then walking through Regents Park to amble down Baker Street.
I'll buy the Independent, slide into a café, have a glass of Pinot Grigio and maybe a Greek salad, (more healthy lifestyle), then stroll to Bond St. station, or if I'm feeling energetic, keep going through Mayfair to Green Park station, then home.
I had a good run, I never refused a fare, I was always happy to go South of the river, especially if I was in going home mood.
My two pensions cover all my outgoings, I stashed enough that I can still jump on a plane and go wherever the mood takes me, just not as often, and I've had to resign myself to tourist class instead of business, but I'll never sink to using RyanAir or Easyjet, too much pride, I'd sooner stay at home in London than use them!