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Transport for London last week announced the temporary withdrawal of 500 black cabs following eight spontaneous combustion events in three months - the first incendiary transportation incidents in the capital since Red Ken Livingstone's removal from office apparently contained the fire-breathing vehicle menace. Sadly not. TfL …


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  1. Anonymous Coward

    Defcon Schwarzenegger - shurely shome mishtake?

    >" * Schwarzenegger - 98 per cent likelihood of a full-blown hoover uprising "

    Shouldn't that be a full-sucked hoover uprising?

  2. John Miles

    It Appears the Lizards are getting braver

    see how they are seen out and about with what looks like a publicity stunts for Google's new phones

  3. Anonymous Coward

    CCTV footage or it didn't happen.

    bring out the toy box

  4. Anonymous Coward

    Well, it's about time

    And I, for one, welcome our new fire-breathing black cab overlords.

  5. Anonymous Coward


    Are London Black Cabs specially fitted for this?

  6. Gerrit Hoekstra

    Did it combust out of sheer surprise when the driver used the indicator for the first time?

    ...mine's the one with the working brake lights.

  7. Anonymous Coward
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    Expensive, Elitist, Expensive Transport

    ...that should never have been allowed in bus lanes (not that they should have been allowed either, not anyway). Give the bus lanes to the half-reasonable mini-cabs and let the taxis stay stuck in the traffic.

    Elitist and expensive.

    Did I mention? Expensive too?

  8. Ron Eve


    Expensive? Check

    Uncomfortable? Double double check

    Elitist? Check

    Choosy? Check (try hailing one after midnight if you're a bloke with a mate)

    Have you seen the ones with the useless 'internet' screens in the back? What a fu*king liberty!

    Couldn't happen to a nicer class of vehicle.

    /because they're a joke (albeit unfunny).

  9. Ishkandar
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    You're just jealous that you don't have any national symbols in your part of the bog !! London's black cabs are renowned worldwide and London's cabbies have a built-in sat-nav in their brains - see scientific(??) proof in BBC website. Other world renown cities have paid big RMBs for the right to use those cabs in those cities !!

    Still, I can't blame you hicks for being jealous but could you, please, take that bit of straw out of your mouth before you go "oo-arrrr" !!

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