The Freedom Association responds to TfL's decision not to renew Uber's licence

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Responding to Transport for London's decision not to renew Uber's operating licence, Andrew Allison, Head of Campaigns at The Freedom Association, said:

"This decision has more to do with political pressure from black cab drivers, trade unions, and Labour MPs, than it has to do with public safety. 40,000 Uber drivers are going to have their livelihoods taken away from them, and millions of people who use the service are going to find it harder to get a taxi. London's transport infrastructure can barely cope at peak times, and this decision is going to make travelling across the capital even harder and more expensive. 

"Uber is, of course, going to appeal against this decision. We wish the company well." 

ENDS

 

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  • commented 2017-09-23 15:58:59 +0100
    The fact that there will be forty thousand less cars on the streets of London is surely a good for the environment, London is already far too congested with cars practically bumper to bumper. I am truly sorry for the Uber drivers that have lost their jobs. They should have been given a month’s notice period to find other employment. London Black Cabs now have an app that the public can use to get a cab. Local mini-cab firms who were on the brink of financial collapse should now see customers return to them. I am not against progress but I am against the shambolic way Uber was managed. I have always been a huge fan of the black cabbie. Many black cab drivers went out of business as a result of Uber.
  • commented 2017-09-22 21:19:26 +0100
    After many journeys with Uber with drivers barely able to communicate in English, blindly following GPS into one way systems, heading on a route that is guaranteed to hit major traffic snarl-ups, missing business appointments, trains, theatres etc. I say good riddance. Black Cabs now have Gett and MyTaxi and it works perfectly. Uber business has collapsed anyway. If you’re a visitor to London and you insist on using Uber, you’ll find its a very false econony and you’re in for a miserable time.
  • commented 2017-09-22 16:51:23 +0100
    Black cab is making good money cashing hands don’t needs to pay tax well done if they want bands under from London is any other app to find better than über