Forget the Uber PR. machine! That is not the truth. Magazine Business Insider has also fallen for Uber spin. Fair minded black cabbies don’t hate Uber and their standards are so high, they fear no rival. What they do fear is crooks, making a quick buck by cheating on the rules.Unlike Uber, the London Private Hire Car association is fighting fair – they are using the power of the law to restrain a company they believe is unsafe! Top lawyers Clifford Chance will present a case to get the lawless app. banned in London. (for further details, click link in this para.)
This case will be based on five crucial points.
- Uber’s insurance is not up to scratch.
- Uber doesn’t pay tax as it should.
- Uber is unsupervised and unsafe.
- Driver and passenger data isn’t safe.
- Uber is flouting the law.
There is abundant evidence gathered by the law firm to support these claims.
Business Insider reported: “Black cab drivers have been putting pressure on TfL to crackdown on Uber. News broke this week that TfL is considering introducing tough new restrictions designed to hurt Uber that appear to have been shaped by taxi industry pressure.
This last remark is a swipe against black cabs, proving that Business Insider is an Uber mouthpiece. But that doesn’t matter.
What matters is that Clifford Chance has submitted a report to TfL requesting that Uber is immediately suspended in London. The complaints contained in the report are not mere technical infractions. The very fabric of the cab trade, above all its safety, is at risk.
Clifford Chance clearly explains: “….when confronted by issues in relation to its drivers Uber disclaims responsibility for them on the basis that they are self-employed. In practice, the quality of regulation, oversight, and therefore the safety of the London private hire market is disintegrating rapidly as Uber expands.”
This is serious. As Boris Johnson said,when he approached the government to support the black cab trade, black cab drivers have faithfully served this city since the days of Oliver Cromwell.
Their standards are the envy of the world.
The black cab trade has complied with government regulations for centuries, therefore the government has a duty to support them now!
The answer is not, as Jo Bertram, head of UK Uber suggested, for black cabs to abandon their standards and descend to the sloppy, unsafe, lawless example set by Uber. Black cab drivers love their job and take a huge pride in their work. This law suit is a way of ensuring that Uber either ups its game, or accepts that it can never get near the standards of black cabs, and butts out!