Doesn\’t Like Criticism, Our Ken

The Mayor of London:

"It\’s quite clear we have deliberate manipulation or total neglect or wilful incompetence on the part of the owners and drivers," Mr Livingstone said. "The Cab Drivers Club is a small reactionary clique who have opposed everything I have done as Mayor for six years. If they want to chance their arm they should start suing me for libel because I am saying they falsified the tests." Mr Fleming said that was an "outrageous suggestion".

Such a nice man to have running the major city of Europe, don\’t you think?

8 comments on “Doesn\’t Like Criticism, Our Ken

  1. Any sympathy I may have had for the cabbies dried up when I read that their lawyers are the same shysters who tried to class-action the government over Railtrack [i.e. for pointing out that the bankrupt incompetents their clients had idiotically invested in were, in fact, bankrupt incompetents].

    In any case, since every cabby I’ve ever spoken to lives well outside of the M25, “regular fast driving on motorways or dual-carriages” to clear the clogging should be a relatively straightforward procedure for them…

  2. “I read that their lawyers are the same shysters who tried to class-action the government over Railtrack…”

    My God! Do you mean they actually fought their clients case to the best of their ability within the scope the law allows …. ?!

    ‘Shysters’ indeed. Where would we be if all lawyers did that, eh…?

  3. They weren’t hired by irate Railtrack-ists, they went out chasing for class-action clients – so the cab-rank thing doesn’t apply here.

  4. “They weren’t hired by irate Railtrack-ists..”

    Ah, I see. Kidnapped and brainwashed people into going along with it, then….? Cunning, very cunning. And evil, mustn’t forget evil…

  5. Bleh, whatever. You like class-action ambulance chasers; I think they’re a bunch of exploitative bastards. I don’t think these viewpoints are terribly reconcilable.

  6. “You like class-action ambulance chasers; I think they’re a bunch of exploitative bastards. “

    Actually, I don’t like them. I’m just pointing out that:

    1) they are simply doing what their job requirement dictates,
    2) their previous jobs hold no bearing on the rightness of the cause they are currently working for
    3) I suspect you’d like them and their antics just fine if they only targeted something you could get behind, such as large corporations screwing the little guy, sexually harrassing CEOs diddling the staff, etc. But since you have a hardon for trains, they are considered the very Devil…

  7. 1) no they aren’t; as I said, they’re hunting for cases not taking them on as hired

    2) not inherently, and if they were (e.g.) a firm of barristers it would have no bearing at all. But the choice of clients that someone *seeks out* does say something about them.

    3) for someone who stalks me all over Teh Internets, you’re pretty f—ing clueless about my political opinions, aren’t you? That’s as moronic and invalid a generalisation as if I were to say, on the grounds that you’re right-wing about crime and punishment, that you believe all women should stay at home barefoot and pregnant.

    Tim adds: They solicitors, aren’t they, so th cab rank rule doesn’t apply anyway.

  8. “the choice of clients that someone *seeks out* does say something about them. “

    Yes, it says ‘they think they can get rich with these clients’. The only God/idealogy lawyers pray to is Mammon.

    “..someone who stalks me all over Teh Internets..”

    Lol! What, I shouldn’t reply to threads where you have popped up to give us the benefit of your ‘wisdom’ because that is seen as ‘stalking’.

    Grow a pair!

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