Rivals say tycoon’s airport deal breaks strict taxi rules » National Taxi Association

Rivals say tycoon’s airport deal breaks strict taxi rules » National Taxi Association

A TYCOON dubbed the Fat Controller is locked in a legal war over a goldmine taxi contract. Mega-rich Stevie Malcolm — a pal of dead gangster Tam ‘The Licensee’ McGraw — will net a reported £30MILLION over five years to pick up passengers at Edinburgh Airport. Rivals claim the set-up flouts strict taxi rules because Malcolm’s fleet — which the public are NOT allowed to hail — will be queuing up at a rank outside the terminal as if they are black cabs. But his firm has hatched a plan where a “marshal” with an iPad stands next to the rank to key in passengers’ names and destinations before pointing them to a cab. A source said: “They think this satisfies the law for private hire customers booking in advance. “But Malcolm’s rivals say they are having none of it and have launched a legal fight to argue the set-up is contrary to the Civic Government (Scotland) Act. “They say tha...

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