Paddick has a great idea…….

Copy Boris Johnson.

On the 14th of Jan Boris Johnson visited the Royal Oak Taxi Centre in Paddington and set out his plans for London taxis, including giving them a seat on the TFL board.

Two weeks later Brian Paddick comes up with his ideas for London taxis. Look familiar?

Boris said “It is flattering that Brian Paddick has used his first policy launch to endorse my plans for black cabs in London. What Londoners are calling out for is a change of Mayor, not a copycat Mayor.”

16 responses to “Paddick has a great idea…….

  1. Nice try James, but the Liberal Democrats suggested this back in 2003. So if you’re going to play the game of who said what first, it’s Boris who has been lifting Lib Dem policies.

  2. Nice try James, but the Liberal Democrats suggested this back in 2003. So if you’re going to play the game of who said what first, it’s Boris who has been lifting Lib Dem policies.

  3. It is wonderful that they are both going to improve the cabs in London but could they not start with the types of transport that everybody can afford to use?Which of them is going to extend the Bakerloo line to South East London?

  4. It is wonderful that they are both going to improve the cabs in London but could they not start with the types of transport that everybody can afford to use?Which of them is going to extend the Bakerloo line to South East London?

  5. James,As my namesake has pointed out the policy has been advocated some years ago by the Liberal Democrats. Indeed Simon Hughes MP advocated such a policy as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the last London Mayoral elections. I enclose a link to an interview Simon Hughes gave a few years ago.http://www.dac-callsign.com/04/Apr04/page24.htmlI’m sorry, despite what you say Boris is on catch up on this issue.Cllr Mark MorrisDownham WardLeader of the Liberal Democrat London Borough of Lewisham

  6. James,As my namesake has pointed out the policy has been advocated some years ago by the Liberal Democrats. Indeed Simon Hughes MP advocated such a policy as the Liberal Democrat candidate in the last London Mayoral elections. I enclose a link to an interview Simon Hughes gave a few years ago.http://www.dac-callsign.com/04/Apr04/page24.htmlI’m sorry, despite what you say Boris is on catch up on this issue.Cllr Mark MorrisDownham WardLeader of the Liberal Democrat London Borough of Lewisham

  7. James,I should of course said ‘Group’ after Liberal Democrat – like you I do make mistakes! Mark

  8. James,I should of course said ‘Group’ after Liberal Democrat – like you I do make mistakes! Mark

  9. I hope Boris will make one of his trademark apologies.What is it about Tory MPs that they go around nicking public money and policies and then accuse the other lot of doing the same thing?

  10. I hope Boris will make one of his trademark apologies.What is it about Tory MPs that they go around nicking public money and policies and then accuse the other lot of doing the same thing?

  11. At the formal launch of my campaign, several weeks ago, I outlined proposals to make buses more reliable and to run the Underground on a ‘concession model’ like the Docklans Light Railway and did not mention taxis. Unfortunately my main emphasis on the most popular forms of public transport failed to get the headlines. Be reassured, I use buses most, tubes next and taxis rarely, so out of naked self-interest, that will be my order of priority (I don’t have a car).

  12. At the formal launch of my campaign, several weeks ago, I outlined proposals to make buses more reliable and to run the Underground on a ‘concession model’ like the Docklans Light Railway and did not mention taxis. Unfortunately my main emphasis on the most popular forms of public transport failed to get the headlines. Be reassured, I use buses most, tubes next and taxis rarely, so out of naked self-interest, that will be my order of priority (I don’t have a car).

  13. Very good Brian, if it is really you (or somebody delivering on your behalf).What are your thoughts on extending the Bakerloo line to Lewisham or Hayes? Something like this was planned prior to the second world war, but it seems to have slipped down the political agenda over the last 70 years.Alternatively you could extend the DLR along exactly the same route, to the Elephant & Castle, but this might be more difficult to integrate.

  14. Very good Brian, if it is really you (or somebody delivering on your behalf).What are your thoughts on extending the Bakerloo line to Lewisham or Hayes? Something like this was planned prior to the second world war, but it seems to have slipped down the political agenda over the last 70 years.Alternatively you could extend the DLR along exactly the same route, to the Elephant & Castle, but this might be more difficult to integrate.

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