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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 11:16:46 AM »
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/09/24/uber-flags-tfl-nemesis-lawyer-head-appeal-against-london-ban/

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Uber has hired top barrister Thomas de la Mare to lead the ride-hailing app’s appeal against its London ban, picking a QC who has successfully fought Transport for London (TfL) before.

The company, which on Friday received notice from the capital’s transport regulator that its operating licence would not be renewed, has also drafted in law firm Hogan Lovells.

Earlier this year, Mr de la Mare led a case for Uber that resulted in two of three restrictions on the private hire industry being declared unlawful. TfL had wanted drivers to be insured for private hire even when they were not being used to ferry passengers, and a requirement for a complaints telephone line was also thrown out. Uber failed to have an English language test thrown out, however.

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 11:33:16 AM »
A  lady MP, can't remember her name, interviewed by Sky at weekend, said she's sure it will be overturned if Uber adhere to Govt recommendations. Might have been Diane Abbot.

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 11:36:37 AM »
fuckin gggggGOBSHITEeeeee that diane abbott one.

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 11:40:36 AM »
Not sure if it's her Gooter. I just know her name as she's famous. Black lady with glasses.


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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 01:33:11 PM »
It was Diane Abbot, I heard her on Q102 last night. To be frank, I don't think she knows what she's talking about as she suggested that Uber could tighten it's vetting procedures among other things. In fact TfL are responsible for vetting and licensing drivers. I'd imagine a Sir Humphrey type opined that the Mayor's support for inconveniencing millions of Londoners is "most courageous". If I was Mr. Uber I wouldn't give TfL the time of day unless it came begging for a resolution.

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 09:00:02 PM »
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-41431847  Boss says change your mind

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 11:16:07 PM »
Sadiq Khan is the boss of London and TfL. Cheap shot, at the next Mayoral election no doubt Mrs. May will claim that the conservatives saved Uber for Londoners...

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 05:04:15 AM »
What she means is .Who will employ the unemployable foreigners who drive for UBER .TfL will be bought off with the contract to run a driver app like we have and issue rideshare driver licences and the customary brown envelopes to prospective candidates in upcoming ballots .

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 05:33:04 AM »
Teresa May is not for turning as Maggie said.

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2017, 09:52:59 AM »
Can't see TfL running a driver app, erm. The drivers will still have cars and licences, they're not going anywhere. How many of them subscribe to other PH firms as well as Uber?

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2017, 10:02:04 AM »
Its grand Gesturing by the Grand Dame .Got to get the Londoners on side .Kann is a Muslim Labour Mayor and wants UBER banned .She is a Free Market Protectionist keep them out Tory who wants to make sure they cannot claim the dole because they are professional cab drivers ,and wants to protect their jobs .So make sure there are jobs for them and cheap UBERS for the voters out in Streatham/Ballam and beyond .The example of the underused driver app we have and a money making licence operated by TfL should sort it out .Veradkur will probably have a word to explain that there is an English speaking call center for riders to complain to here in  Leafy Limerick .

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Re: Uber stripped of license to operate in London
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2017, 10:06:59 AM »
Can't see TfL issuing rideshare driving licences. Uber already has 40,000 PH drivers.

 


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