Taxi drivers are threatening to bring Wolverhampton to…

Taxi drivers are threatening to bring Wolverhampton to a standstill with thousands of private hire cabs flooding the city in a row over licensing standards.

They say drivers from as far away as Sheffield and Manchester are applying for private hire licences in the city as it can take just 28 days – instead of 10 months elsewhere.

But city licensing boss Alan Bolshaw says the threat is ‘staggering’ and warned: “I will not have a gun held to my head.”

Licensing committee members are furious over a letter from the Wolverhampton Private Hire Drivers Association (WPHDA) setting out a list of ‘red line’ demands and threatening to block the road network with drivers from across the UK in an escalation of their go-slow protests.

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