Ian Austin has come under fire this afternoon for tweeting his rage about today’s black cab strike, which saw cabbies obstruct roads as they called for tougher rules on minicabs:
Taken 2.5 hours to get from Victoria to Westminster thanks to black cabs demo. How do I sign up for @Uber so I never have to use one again?
— Ian Austin (@IanAustinMP) May 26, 2015
Many users on Twitter were quick to ridicule Austin for using a cab for the journey, especially given that in his bio on the site he references his love of cycling. However, it turns out that he was in fact driving his own car:
While that’s cleared that up, there’s currently no further word on whether Austin still thinks it’s right to support Uber – who have been accused of having ‘unfair’ tax practices – instead of black cabbies exercising their right to protest. Surely an off-brand position for a Labour MP to take?