Its clusterf*ck

Its clusterf*ck

The views expressed in this column are probably not the views of the National Taxi Association The urban dictionary describes ‘clusterf*ck’ as a “Military term for an operation in which multiple things have gone wrong”. Clint Eastwood whilst playing Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Highway in the excellent film ‘Heartbreak Ridge’ used the expression. It appears to describe, quite perfectly, what happened in the Republic of Ireland before and since their experience with taxi deregulation. Multiple things going wrong due to circumstances beyond the control of a single person. Allow me to throw a few things into the melting pot. We have a largely ignorant press, a few stupid local authorities, we’ll add an equally ignorant public, throw in a few devious politicians, add some civil servants with their own agendas, let’s sprinkle a dollop of political dogma on the top and finally entren...

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