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    London's "reputation" - hilarious.
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    Lefty authoritarians are completely missing the point, as usual. There's such a thing as choice - a hateful concept to the left who thoroughly approve of choice provided there's only one - and in a world that wasn't run by commies it would be up to people what choices they want to make. If Uber really is a den of non-English speaking rapists (Oh dear! It's racist to highlight actual non-English speaking, immigrant rapists - unless they are Uber drivers) then they'll run out of customers pretty damn fast, right? I mean our government kills kids abroad by the tens of thousands, you really think they give a shit about a few women in London? No, not beyond the utility of mock concern at least.

    When are people going to snap out of the commie trance? In a genuinely free society it would NEVER be up to the fucking government to dictate who can or can't run a private business in this country. The customers decide which businesses throve and which fail. The thing that stops this natural selection process is government, with their protectionist rules and regulations and their bullshit pandering to special interests. So banks are too big to fail, but a service actually wanted by people is too dangerous to be permitted? How fucking convenient. I assume anyone with half a brain can see right through this bullshit and add it to a growing mountain of evidence against the usefulness of government. A towering mountain, especially when set beside the invisible mountain of benefits. Go on - name ONE.
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    The aqueduct?

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    I actually agree with NQ on this.

    For me If Uber monopolised the Taxi business in London the way the black cabbies clearly want to. It would clearly be a problem the way it eschews any form of regulation

    I have to say I find the business practices of Uber disreputable in the extreme. But it's not like they aren't public knowledge. If people think they cannot use Uber for ethical reasons they have that choice not to do so.

    But no one with any amount of intelligence believes this decision is anything but an act of racketeering

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    Quote Originally Posted by Delusions of Grandeur View Post
    Is this not a breach of some sort of anti competition law? We've seen far bigger companies take absolute liberties with regulations but never kicked out of the game. A dodgy decision from TFL that further puts the squeeze on Londoners.
    I think they kind of left themselves open for it by not doing the proper due diligence on who works for them. The way they also don't anywhere else in the world.

    But as NQ states the Black Cab Organisation operates like a Mafia and they didn't like their action being muscled in on.

    Although in other countries the Cabbies take the Mafia reference once step further and have got heavies to attack Uber drivers (think this happened in Brazil....quelle surprise)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Letters View Post
    The aqueduct?
    Apart from the fucking aqueducts.
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    Indeed. It might well be that taxi services need reforming but companies using underhand and dodgy practices is not the way to go. The way employees (they are not contractors) were treated is totally unacceptable. There are other companies exploiting people and they also need to be dealt with. People who are prepared to pay for something cheaper, ignoring the exploitation that makes it possible, need to step back and take a look at themselves.

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