Monday 21 March 2016 9.46am
I understand your point. Maybe I donít feel as strongly about it, but I surely understand. Well.. not much could be done. Nowadays there is hardly any country without immigrants. It is the freedom of the modern world to be able to work wherever you want, no matter if you have criminal record or not.
If the authorities are aware of any relevant criminality, e.g. in the case of children for instance, they WILL step in, but other than that John, you're unfortunately right.
As to your comment Jan, you did that a) because you're a good mum, and b) because you're old school.
In regard to DJs OP, I'm sure you're right about TFLs intentions, that was a large contributory factor toward my hanging up my badge over four years ago now, I could see the writing on the wall, writ large.
I feel genuine sympathy for the young guys doing the job now, and the kids still doing the Knowledge, in the vain hope of getting a reasonable living.
They'll get a living of sorts, but where driving a black cab was once a great job, and drivers were respected by John Q. Public, it's now just a job, like many others.
In my thirties and forties, I could go out and work three long days, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, take every job that raised their hand, take them anywhere and everywhere they asked, then have Monday to Thursday off.
Forget that old canard about south of the river, I didn't care if they wanted Crouch End, or Colliers Wood, I'd go anywhere if the job could pay what was on the meter.