NSIT - Not Safe In Taxis
By April 2015 it will be mandatory for all of the city's 600 plus cabs to have cameras fitted to record passengers.
A council spokeswoman said the "video and audio would run all the time within the vehicle".
She added: "The risk of intrusion into private conversations has to be balanced against the interests of public safety, both of passengers and drivers."
There is a spot in Broad Street where a stake could be erected and the brushwood piled around for just his sort of case.