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TfL’s Uber London ban sharply splits media commentators

The decision by Transport for London to revoke the private hire licence of ‘ride-hailing app’ firm Uber generated a great deal of media coverage, with a fairly even split between those for and against the ban.

RIk Thomas
29 September 2017
On 25 September London’s Evening Standard devoted four full pages to Uber’s dispute with Transport for London
On 25 September London’s Evening Standard devoted four full pages to Uber’s dispute with Transport for London

 

Media pundits were fairly evenly split on Transport for London’s decision to suspend ‘ride-hailing’ smartphone app platform Uber’s London operations once its current private hire licence expires on 30 September.

Among those to support the ban was Toby Moses, an assistant opinion editor at The Guardian. “Uber is cheap, convenient and by and large safe,” he began. “But it has serious flaws too. No company deserves a free pass just because it’s...

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