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originally posted by: caterpillage
Uber is having these same issues here in the States as well. It's not really a matter of religion or ethnicity, it's more the cab companies are really feeling the squeeze as they just can't compete with an entity that has no overhead.
Cab companies have to buy cabs, employ drivers, employ mechanics and have a building.
They have regulations to follow, and fees/taxes to pay. They have expensive insurance.
It's not a cheap game to be in, and Uber really has none of those issues since it's private citizens "giving someone a ride" and making a little money.
It's a brilliant business idea really, capatilizm at its best.
Cab companies are freakin pissed cause they don't stand a chance and are pressuring politicians all over to put an end to Uber.
originally posted by: Dwoodward85
a reply to: Revolution9
I agree with others that I don't think it has much to do with his religion and though I do think he has some issues with history of sharing platforms with hate preachers and suspected terrorist groups etc. but on this occasion I don't think it really has anything to do with him being a Muslim.
If you would've said "I think he bowed to pressure and forced or leaned on Transport for London to take back the license" then I'd have to agree with you, because I think that's what happened. That the Taxi Drivers Union or whatever they call themselves now probably kept putting pressure on him to have the license taken away and then he did the same or at least as best he could to TFL but yh I'm not sure about the religion part.
Personally I don't use black cabs (did once and cost a ridiculous amount of money for like a half hour drive) and I've only used Uber with a friend and while it was cheaper you didn't get the same banter that you do with Taxi Drivers so it's a double edged sword because I think Black Cabs need competition like all business, a good competitor can do wonders for both products and price so I do think they should get their license back.