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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:16 am 
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Not really sure what your point it - unless it's about the Higgs bosun and I'm missing something - but here's how the surveys work. Or don't.

In a place like Brighton, say, there would be effectively no PH (other than chauffer, executive, or whatever) but for HC numerical controls and/or a WAV requirement for an HC licence.

So say there were 100 saloon HCs thirty years ago, and no PH. The market grows significantly over the years, so today there's 300 saloon HCs and still no PH.

But if the 100 saloon HCs had been restricted thirty years ago, then the likelihood is that now there'd be something like 200 PH.

So unrestricted you've got 300 HC but zero PH.

Restricted you've got 100 HC and 200 PH.

And the surveys conducted during the 30 years would have found effectively no unmet demand, because the growth in demand has been supplied by another sector - ie PH - so effectively the HC numbers are set in stone.

So HC numbers are only a third of what they would be if the market had been unrestricted, but according to the surveys that's all fine and dandy. And of course it's all fine and dandy for the HC cartel and their monopoly, plate premiums etc.

The surveys only cover one limited aspect of the market, which allows the market as a whole to become grossly distorted.

But all this suits both the HC and PH barons (and keeps their serfs where they want them), not to mention the surveyors and the relevant LAs.

Regulatory capture, innit?


We've had this argument before, and I think we know how it ends, but at least now we tend to agree to disagree :wink:




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He's not even a real taxi driver.....more like someone who's determined in creating a "free for all playing field".


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He's not even a real taxi driver.....


What's a real taxi driver?

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gusmac wrote:
187ums wrote:
He's not even a real taxi driver.....


What's a real taxi driver?



the opposite of an unreal one.....ffs gus have i got to explain everything to you? :wink:

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captain cab wrote:
gusmac wrote:
187ums wrote:
He's not even a real taxi driver.....


What's a real taxi driver?



the opposite of an unreal one.....ffs gus have i got to explain everything to you? :wink:


What's everything :badgrin:

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gusmac wrote:

What's everything :badgrin:



ok, what do you wanna know?

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:40 am 
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And I'm currently at the el condor pasa moment....so this is gonna be a simple answer :lol:

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:41 am 
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What was the population of mexico at the last official census? :lol:

Full names and dates of birth for each. :badgrin: :badgrin: :badgrin:

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ffs its like weve got a peruvian dance band in the back garden....

have you tried google?

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ffs its like weve got a peruvian dance band in the back garden....

have you tried google?


Why? I've got you :lol:

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Why? I've got you :lol:



I like a challenge....click the link;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r0n9Dv6XnY

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I_Sckl-WhY

Sorry, not Peruvian but these are austere times :shock:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I_Sckl-WhY

Sorry, not Peruvian but these are austere times :shock:



its really apt....and even our mate GBC loves that track :lol:

its like everyday life in aberdeen....apart from the abject poverty brought about by english rule and neglect.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvblnqfO ... re=related

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From one captain to another

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