Taxi for Uber


#1

How will all us unscrupulous millennials get home now?? I’m not getting the nightbus nor a black cab I’ll tell you that.


#2

There are loads of other companies doing similar stuff in London though right?


#3

Never used an Uber, can’t envisage any occasion where I would do so, quite honestly.


#4

Oh man, Uber’s shit but that’s a fuckload of job losses
My next door neighbour’s an Uber driver with two kids :confused:


#5

Bloody hell!

Widely agree with ruffers here I reckon.


#6

I used one once and what it cost me I could’ve put down a deposit for a Porsche on Hire Purchase.


#7

Good for you, those who rely on a convenient, safe and relatively affordable way to get home at night are probably less pleased, not to mention the job losses.


#8

Wigs off


#9

I don’t reckon there’s any chance whatsoever that Uber end up renewing their license under slightly stricter and more expensive terms


#10

What’s the rationale for this then? 24 hour tubes > Uber, is that it?


#11

Yeah upon actually reading the article this is something over nothing


#12

Read TfL’s statement:


#13

They’ll renew it with marginally more tax (probably recouped in the long run from westminster policy)


#14

It’ll be to do with the vetting, employment, taxation and insurance /liability conditions, I guess.

Uber are successful because they effectively outsource all of the above onto employees and customers and because VCs keep throwing money at them as a result.


#15

They can just become regular mini cab drivers instead.


#16

taxi for uber would’ve been a better title. cheers


#17

@plasticniki


#18

How the flying fuck do you book a mini cab?


#19

:white_check_mark:


#20

@plasticniki @1101010 @hip_young_gunslinger Can we merge the other thread into this one?