First they licensed Uber, and I did not speak out - Because I was working.
Then the Trade Unionists and Taxi orgs called a mass demo, and I did not go -Because it was busy and I had to work.
Then, after realising our largest org was doing nothing, two drivers stood up shouting and rebellious...but they were expelled - I did and said nothing, just carried on working.
Then they asked for members to go to a branch meeting to vote against Judas and his WAGs - but I didn't go as I was working
When they finally took my Badge and Bill and handed it to an Uber driver - there was no one left to fight for me.
A sad reflection on the state of the taxi industry in London from TaxiLeaks. I will let you click through for the analysis and prompt to the homage above.
I just hope the apathy is not an indication of the broader topics of what is going on politically across the world. Whatever your political belief system ... the world gets the leadership it deserves. Just look at America. Trump won. Sure. Hilary lost. Sure. Hilary ran a bad campaign. Let's go with it. Trump stole the election. Whatever.
Here is what happened.
The voting population of America did not turn out in sufficient numbers to state clearly what they wanted.
As my twitter bio reads:
Power for the few will be assumed through the inaction of the many.