Taxi Firm in Rochdale Offers White Drivers on Demand

Ben Wilkinson, Daily Mail, October 22, 2014

A taxi company in a town tainted by a child sex-grooming gang scandal is offering customers white drivers on demand.

Rochdale minicab firm Car 2000 is offering the choice after two taxi drivers of Pakistani origin were jailed for their part in the sex trafficking and rape of young white girls in the town.

The firm, which bought out Eagle Taxis–a company at the centre of the grooming scandal, has revealed that many customers were asking for white or ‘local’ drivers, it was reported last night.

Simon Danczuk, the town’s Labour MP, branded the development ‘extremely worrying’ but the council said Car 2000 was doing nothing wrong.

The firm’s boss, Stephen Campbell, manager of Car 2000, told the Guardian: ‘We have had quite a lot of customers requesting what they call a local driver.

‘A bit insane if you consider that most of the [Asian] lads were born in Rochdale. But it’s a business and we have got a duty to do what the customer asks us to.

‘I don’t think we can discriminate against the customer in the same way. It is a business at the end of the day. We have a large bank loan to pay back.’

Mr Campbell said around 20 drivers had left Eagle Taxis after the two drivers were prosecuted.

He added: ‘One of them got a knife held to his throat, one of them had his car smashed up.’

Mr Campbell said the exodus cost him an estimated £40,000–30 per cent of the firm’s annual profit: ‘It was devastating.’

He said: ‘The Asian drivers are harder working, they do what they are asked and they don’t complain about it.

‘If the public could actually see these [Asian] people close up and see what they are about, I don’t think they would be asking for white drivers.

‘We do get a lot of customers ringing up and asking us for a particular Asian guy as well.’

But he said customers who had asked for a white driver might have to wait as long as 20 minutes -compared with the average wait of three minutes.

Mr Danczuk said: ‘This is extremely worrying and a stark reminder of the impact grooming scandals have had on northern towns. It must act as a wake-up call to politicians who just pretend tensions like this don’t exist and bury their heads in the sand.’

Mark Widdup, of Rochdale Council, said: ‘There is currently nothing in the conditions of their licence which state that they cannot operate such a policy, just as some firms choose to offer customers only female drivers.’

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  • Someone who abuses a privilege can quickly find it revoked.

    • Oil Can Harry

      If they tried this in the US they’d be sued by the ACLU, $PLC, NAACP, ADL, La Raza, Eric Holder’s Justice Dept. and other wastes of oxygen.

      • We never get into a cab driven by one of “those”. No, we do not have to take the next cab in line, not unless a smart-mouth Somali wants dead. I once asked one, “Do you understand me, n-word?”

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  • JSS

    ‘If the public could actually see these [Asian] people close up and see what they are about, I don’t think they would be asking for white drivers”.

    What universe is this guy from? It’s near impossible to not see Pakis up close if your living in England. The reason people don’t want them as drivers is because of having to much up close experience with them.

    Mr Danczuk said: ‘This is extremely worrying and a stark reminder of the impact grooming scandals have had on northern towns. It must act as a wake-up call to politicians who just pretend tensions like this don’t exist and bury their heads in the sand.’

    Politicians don’t bury their heads in the sand they just blame actual White Britons for being upset about their daughters being gang raped by Pakis.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Bravo. I don’t want to see nor SMELL them. Especially up close.

    • Anna Tree

      Offer and demand! What a liberating concept!
      Until they will blame this as well…

      I would be happy to wait how long it takes to get a driver I will be comfortable with! And those should then be paid more as per the laws of the game as more clients prefer them, and so more people who fit the profile will want those better paid jobs.

      What other professions I have a need to feel more comfortable with the service providers… hmmm… so many, I will need to write a list!
      “It is a business at the end of the day” 🙂
      Indeed no need of demonstration or anger… our money can talk!

      Well, I fear they will find a way to stop this white privilege… “Asian” driver? ok! White driver? kkk!

      (Woman driver? girl power! Male driver? you’re a mysogyn!)

      • propagandaoftruth

        You know…here’s one thing Europe has lost…

        The time when an honest taxi cab driver could benefit from cradle to grave laid back socialism without breaking the system.

        Brown/blacks break the system.

        Oh well. And they rape a lot.

      • M.

        “White driver? kkk”

        Some could read that the wrong way.

        • Anna Tree

          Thank you M., I add more words to explain better what I meant.

          • M.

            Oh, I get it! So that is what you meant. Yeah, okay. No need to further explain it.

    • archer

      The pedophilia rings in England reach very high up, police were involved and many MP’s also, the country is rotten to the core. “The fish rots from the head down”.

  • There will be more outrage over this than over the Pakistani sex slavery scandal.

    • Bantu_Education

      It wasn’t “sex slavery” it was only “grooming” – you know, like combing their hair. (/sarc)

      • IstvanIN

        Gosh knows with Pakistanis grooming couldn’t include bathing.

  • B.A_2014

    He said the Asians were better taxi drivers. They are driving taxis not building spaceships. How can you compare one driver to another. If I was a white driver I’d tell him where to stick that job.

    • OTOH, there’s a 20 year lag between American foreign/military policy and the demographics of D.C. area cab drivers.

      I stole that from one of Steve Sailer’s regulars.

    • Bantu_Education

      Their street “knowledge” probably means referencing addresses by knowing where all the mosques are. (it was a joke in the old days that pubs were the reference points, but there’s probably more mosques than pubs now).

      • Breaker Morant

        Yeah, or knowing which “takeaway” joints to ferry pedophiles to.

    • SentryattheGate

      Remember the Muslim cab drivers (airport in Minneapolis?) a few years ago, who refused to pick up riders with dogs (even seeing-eye dogs) and riders with alcohol? Did the ACLU get on their case?

  • Truthseeker

    Anyone who gets offended by this story should bear in mind: Stuff like this wouldn’t happen in a non-“diverse” country. If you’re wedded to the idea of diversity, you’re going to have to face the fact that people are different and those differences will sometimes drive a wedge between groups.

    • R L Buds

      That’s the whole point. The global elites are fracturing the West and trying to do the same in the East but the Asians are resisting their nonsense. Every story in the MSM about diversity goes on and on about how great it is; these idiots were praising a city’s school district that had 20 different languages. No one in their right mind could call that a strength, it drains resources (from actually educating the kids) to have to do everything in 20 languages. The sad part is that the leftys go along with it and some are stupid enough to believe it.

  • IstvanIN

    I am sure their are plenty of young English lads that would do a fine job as taxi drivers if given a chance. Get rid of the foreigners and give the native British a chance.

    • Rosenmops

      Taxis got driven just fine before they let any of these goat molesters in the country. Some of us are old enough to remember those glorious days.

  • Bantu_Education

    I was making conversation with this Middle eastern taxi driver – or he was with me – I can’t remember the gist but he started prattling on about Islam and how good and peaceful it was and I being in a bit of a cheeky mood asked him “when did you become a Muslim?”. No exaggeration, his head immediately swung 180 degrees to face me in the back seat – like in that “Death Becomes Her” movie – and if looks could kill..!! Well they nearly did, he was just entering the Sydney Harbour Tunnel which is 2-way with no median strip. I had to tell him sharply to face the road in front not the back seat. I don’t think we spoke much after that..!

  • 4321realist

    ‘A bit insane if you consider that most of the [Asian] lads were born in Rochdale.”

    When has origin of birth made a difference to Muslims? They’re still non-white, Muslim and are there only to earn money and try to convert everybody to Sharia law or kill them?

    And this dork has the gall to call wanting a white driver a “bit insane,” after exhibiting that he’s a nut case through and through.

    I wouldn’t answer that knock on the door after the balloon goes up if I were him.

  • MekongDelta69

    WHITE please.

    I’ll wait…

    • SentryattheGate

      Yes, we CAN! vote with our dollars! Years ago, when Hispanics started showing up in my Southern town, I refused their service. If I had a Hispanic waitress, I moved to another table; one serviced by a white. If I was getting quotes for a new roof, I’d tell the contractor “No Latinos, legal OR illegal”! I refused foreign doctors, etc. But, as we get outnumbered, foreigners may do the same—stick with their own kind—BUT they’ll do that anyway! We owe our loyalty to our own FIRST!

      • dean53

        Unfortunately, not all white contractors will reciprocate by providing honest labor.

        • Anna Tree

          Yes, this can happen. But not all non-white contractors would provide honest labor as well. So if I have to chose, let the white contractor get my money.

          Now let’s think, which group would give more honest labor to white clients?

        • SentryattheGate

          That white roofing contractor did say “To tell you the truth, Ma’am, I have 2 crews. I put the Mexican crew on roofs in new, unoccupied housing developments, after realizing that they had been surveying (occupied) neighborhoods from the roof, seeing valuables, and coming back to steal!

  • LHathaway

    If they keep this up in UK expect the rate at which cab drivers are murdered to increase as well.

  • John R

    Wow! I didn’t even know that was legal in any Western country! We need to start doing that here in the US.

    • SentryattheGate

      Please see my comment above re. voting with our dollars!

  • humura

    Was not the man accused of killing 2 young white women in Virginia a taxi driver?

  • Cecil Henry

    That;s FREEDOM. I’ll have a white driver, thanks.

  • dean53

    I visited London in 1971 as a 17 year old American girl, blond-haired and blue-eyed. I took taxis alone all over the city. The drivers were all white men. They could take me directly to any address without a map or instruction. Incredulous, I asked my driver how he knew the city so well. He explained that all aspiring taxi drivers had to pass a test to prove their knowledge of the city before they could get their license. I felt completely safe and it never occurred to me that I might be in danger, as a vulnerable young woman alone with a strange man in a strange city. Imagine that scenario today with a sex trafficking Muslim taxi driver.

    • watling

      London is an exception. I assume you took black cabs, which are allowed to pick up passengers at the roadside without a prior booking. To hail one you simply stick your arm out and wave it around, just like you would in New York. Black cab drivers must pass “the knowledge”, which is a lengthy training programme.

      Contrast black cabs with minicabs, which cannot legally pick up passengers without a prior booking, and whose drivers need not pass any exams to drive one. The above article is referring exclusively to minicabs.

      By the way, possibly because of “the knowledge” the cabbie demographic in London is much more white than the resident population. Being a black cab driver is regarded as a career, whereas being a minicab driver is more usually something you do when you can’t get a job doing something else (such as working in a curry restaurant or murdering innocents in Syria).

    • saxonsun

      These men are legendary.

  • M.

    Don’t see anything wrong with that. The business sensed potential demand of white British drivers, it put the offer.

  • TonyWestfield

    The oddity of these developments serves to highlight how completely inculcated our culture has become. Such specific requests for providers of service ought to be an accepted norm in the private sphere of commerce. Problem is, when the revolution of public law occurred, most significantly in the middle of last century, and most dramatically in the USA, where the spotlight homed in on America’s relationship with descendants of former slaves, public law was conflated and confused with private custom. So-called civil rights is an illegitimate and contra-philosophical regime of laws. The segregation that mattered most was the segregation compelled by statutes in law that could not be reconciled with our formal Constitution. All we needed to do was clean up the laws, i.e., 1) laws that imposed jail time or fines upon persons of certain defined classes but not upon persons of other classes (“the equal protection of the laws”), and, 2) laws that threatened to punish private business operators for failing to discriminate, again, in accordance with classes defined in the law. There was never a justification–indeed, the new laws are unconstitutional in their own right–for the force of law to interfere with personal decisions made by persons operating in the private sphere of commerce…even if those personal decisions can be fairly described as “discrimination.” The term “minority” comes into play in that there is no need, practically or philosophically, to get the law to carry 10% or 15% of the population into 100% of commercial transactions. The more formal, normative argument is that in order for our government to enforce so-called civil rights laws within the commercial sphere, the force of law must deploy the very classifiers (in order to monitor who is doing what with whom) that are prohibited to the force of law by Constitutional principles. Bottom line, no legal entity should be permitted to take an interest in any personal (non-governmental) decision to buy or sell, including the buying or HIRING of labor or services (or the refusal to hire labor or services), and also including the SELLING of one’s labor or services to whomever one chooses to sell (or refuses to sell). Any questions?

  • Christorchaos

    ‘We do get a lot of customers ringing up and asking us for a particular Asian guy as well.’

    I hope they are not ringing him up for his sex grooming services..

    • Chris

      Ding, we have a winner. Taxi drivers, by default, know where the whores are, if not sponsoring a few themselves.

    • Probably their drug dealer…..

  • Chris

    IF you get the chance in Europe , try a rookie Gypsy cab driver in a TUX in a brand new high performance Benz. 80-100+ mph between stops and lights. I didn’t think it was possible to lockup the brakes on a car like that. But I saw a rookie gypsy taxi driver do it 3 times in about 2 miles. Most interesting cab ride of my life so far.

  • kjh64

    “He said: ‘The Asian drivers are harder working, they do what they are asked and they don’t complain about it.”

    I get so sick of White people saying this nonsense. Let’s see Mr. Campbell, if Asians are so much harder working and less complaining, than maybe we ought to replace YOUR job with an Asian?

    • newscomments70

      Yes, I’m recognizing that agenda as well. White people are lazy! We need third world immigrants to do the jobs that whites don’t want to do!

      • watling

        We get this all the time in the UK. Eastern Europeans are allegedly harder working than locals. What happens is that these Eastern Europeans are so pleased to have escaped whichever corrupt ex-communist craphole they come from and to have reached civilization, that they’ll work for pisspoor wages in pisspoor conditions, and do whatever their bosses tell them to do.

    • watling

      Most “Asian” taxi drivers in the UK are of Pakistani origin. If Pakistanis are so hard working then you’d expect Pakistan to be a major world economic power.

      Yet, in terms of GDP per capita, Pakistan ranks lower than such economic minnows as Samoa, Uzbekistan, Honduras and Moldova.

      Yet another paradox created by the Multiculti.

  • Jeroniomus

    Stephen Campbell is an asshole insulting English people, calling them lazy and saying “Asians” are harder workers. What a swine. Complaining that his customers are forcing him to hire indigenous British people!

  • newscomments70

    No one likes to wait an extra 18 minutes, but I would rather wait then have my daughter gang raped and enslaved.

  • saxonsun

    Here in NYC, it’s almost unheard of now to see a white driver. They’re all Arabs, Indians, Pakistanis, Africans, anything but white. And they drive like maniacs–they have no regard for lives or property and they are the ones who kill the most pedestrians.

  • I find this story hard to believe……..there are white taxi drivers in northern towns?!

    I get the impression that most of them were priced and otherwise shoved out of the market decades ago. I have not seen a white taxi driver around here for about 10 years, but admittedly I do not use taxis.

    However, living in a former mill town I see a hell of a lot of taxis up and down and I just don’t recall seeing a white one for absolutely ages. I hear that there are some in the next town, but as I say, I am not really into the taxi thing.

    Now some of this comment is likely to go down like a lead balloon, but one of the problems in my opinion is that too many indigenous Britons are funding their own colonisation by using all these taxis and takeaways anyway.

    We have the sad situation where young men and women, who usually haven’t a racial care in the world and who would oppose our views, are out getting drunk out of their minds every weekend, stumbling into dodgy pizza and kebab takeaways, then going to a taxi firm to ferry their drunk arses home.

    It is good in a way that people are getting apprehensive about, say, being a lone young female getting into a Pakistani driven taxi, but the whole dynamics of life in Britain is sadly much more awry in general.

    • newscomments70

      Some of the most hateful, scathing comments against American conservatives are from British liberals. They even hate our neo-conservatives, who are basically liberal. Any mention of black on white crime is shouted down; if the publication is British, the comment is deleted within minutes. I have been banned from your one “conservative” newspaper in Britain for making race realist comments. They didn’t even have the guts to tell me. They just stopped listing the comments. In the US, more whites are conservative than liberal. We know we are being exterminated and we are not happy about it. In Britain, it almost seems as though the majority of whites want to be exterminated. Your liberals are bolder and more offensive than ours (no offense).

      • kikz2

        necocons liberals??? blinkblink? richard perle, prince of darkness a liberal? then who exactly would be a rightwing nutter warmonger?

      • ATBOTL

        That make no sense. UK papers are much more honest about racial issues than US ones. Brits have nationalist political parties that win elections, we don’t. US conservatives are as worthless as UK ones, not something to brag about.

        • newscomments70

          There is some truth to that, but the BNP is mostly lost. It was replaced by the neo-conservative UKIP. They take the Rand Paul stance on immigration. That is not a win for British nationalism. UK papers do report more black on white crime, but you should read the comments coming from their liberals…and if you disagree with them, your comment is promptly deleted.

      • I suspect that the same kinds of people influence the media in both of our nations and, to some degree, like to tease each other over the “fluff and nonsense” barbs as part of the game to narrow the narrative of what is really happening in the world.

        Whilst the British press, well, two newspapers (The Express and the Daily Mail) do often bring up aspects of immigration and the effects of it, they also tend to be disingenuous by rounding upon anybody or any group that seeks to actually sort it out.

        I know exactly what you mean about commenting to these papers. I am willing to bet that you were blocked from the Daily Mail. I suspect it is that paper because trying to get any race-realist comments in there without covering them up with abstract phrases, is like trying to pass a camel through the eye of a needle.

        I used to try and get a lot of damning comments in that paper…..and whilst I have not been banned, I can write say 7 comments that have no overt racial words and no attacks or swear words, and I may get just one of them published.

        Yet when you look at the other comments going in that are foul, crass, ignorant or abusive… starts to make you wonder why they are not putting in the more ‘realistic’ comments – whether it be about Russia, or immigration, or finances, or whatever.

        That’s also why I feel they want to control the narrative around the debates……ie keep it to the yapping of the so-called “Little Englanders” and “Richard Littlejohn” types on the one side and the Yah-booing from the occasional liberal that turns up to defend their liberal poison.

        I think some of our liberals are more bold than yours. For example, there was a representative from both Conservatives (Kenneth Clarke) and from Labour (Margaret Hodge) on the radio in recent weeks.

        Margaret Hodge, when being asked about the election win for UKIP and the matter of immigration and the voters, said, in a nutshell, that immigration was a fact of life, that there is nothing that can be done about it and that nothing should be done about it, because it has brought us wonderful benefits and is the facts of globalism and global economies, so, essentially, people should just suck it up.

        Kenneth Clarke, when being asked about EU immigration policies and the wider EU project……in a nutshell, he said that “bigoted” anti-immigration talk would lead the “ruining of the economy” because “we cannot function without hard working Filipino nurses, Polish waiters, Lithuanian cleaners”……and that he had “seen and heard it all before” from “nasty parties like the BNP, the xenophobes and bigots” over many decades.

        Again, there was a sense of “we know what is good for you, now shut your ignorant mouths whilst we thrust it on you!”.

        That is Labour AND the Conservatives. Furthermore, they had UKIP’s Douglas Carswell on Radio2 this week and he was also praising immigration in general and at pains to say that UKIP was “inclusive, tolerant and liberal”, but they they just wanted more controls.

        Everywhere you turn, these people are weaving our coffin caskets.

        • newscomments70

          Thanks for your response. The UK situation mirrors ours. The most race realist British I have met have actually immigrated to the US. I met some British tourists recently in my town. They were “thrilled” that Obama would be passing through. My German friend I shook our heads in disgust. (My German friend is a race-realist. That is extremly rare for Germans.)

  • TonyWestfield

    Willy, your writing is so fluid and just plain classy, I would have enjoyed your blurb even if it didn’t cause me (like the Scotsman) to stand up straighter–but the latter did occur, I assure you, and your take-away is the guide for a steady practice of engagement. Seldom is something to be gained by hostility or public effrontery. Within the context of a proper framework of laws, such as I outlined in my previous comment, you and the Scotsman would have only one concern: to work your negotiation privately to its conclusion while caring for the normal decency towards others. Notwithstanding the prevailing context of meddling by legal interests who operate under the banner of “equity” or some other buzzword inflicted upon us by Cultural Marxists (a context that poses real hazards for buyer or vendor), your experience was a healthy one for its pleasant journey and also for the seeding of confidence, each of you encountering one more soul who shares important values.