Uber

What the papers say: the hard left’s hatred of Uber is an excuse

12 July 2017 8:42

The likes of Uber and Deliveroo are shaking up the jobs market in such a way that one of Theresa May’s…

Shadow business minister admits to using ‘morally wrong’ Uber

11 July 2017 12:01

Oh dear. This morning, Rebecca Long-Bailey risked alienating the three million people who use the Uber taxi app, when she…

Rebecca Long-Bailey: Using Uber isn’t morally acceptable

11 July 2017 8:12

Thinking of hopping into an Uber today? Think again. At least that’s the message from Labour frontbencher Rebecca Long-Bailey. The…

Does Emmanuel Macron represent the ‘Uber-isation’ of politics?

30 April 2017 12:00

A French friend tells me that Emmanuel Macron represents the ‘Uber-isation’ of politics. I suppose that makes Le Pen the…

Uber has become the labour market’s scapegoat

28 January 2017 9:00

The offensives against Uber are coming thick and fast. In October, a UK court ruled against the ride-sharing giant in…

The Uber ruling will change little

28 October 2016 16:34

So the GMB and the two Uber drivers who thought they ought to receive holiday pay and be guaranteed the…

Today in audio: Bored Bercow lashes out

1 March 2016 16:48

John Bercow hit out at Greg Hands for his ‘long-winded, boring and unnecessary’ answer in the Commons: Ken Livingstone said…

Sadiq Khan threatens crackdown on Uber, saying allowing its taxis was a ‘mistake’

1 March 2016 11:22

The worldwide Uber debate is quite helpful in that it forces politicians to answer a simple question: are you for…

Not all Uber drivers are Islamists, just like not all London cabbies are John Worboys

8 December 2015 16:27

Uber aren’t going to be thrilled to hear that Muhaydin Mire, the man who has been arrested on suspicion of knifing…

I have no sympathy for people who complain about ‘sharia Uber drivers’

25 November 2015 17:20

Actress Frances Barber has complained about her taxi driver after a night out in town, tweeting: Just had a sharia…

Technology podcast special: the disruptive impact of digital innovation

26 October 2015 15:30

This podcast was sponsored by King and Wood Mallesons. Is technological change a good thing for the British economy? In…

Uber victorious in High Court battle against black cabbies

16 October 2015 11:01

Power to the smartphones! The High Court has ruled in favour of Uber this morning after Transport for London and…

Uber is useful, convenient and safe. How can TfL justify cracking down on it?

1 October 2015 10:43

Oh, Transport for London. How could you? That was my reaction when I read the plans to crackdown on Uber…

Cabbies storm London City Hall over Uber row

16 September 2015 17:56

Boris Johnson’s war with black cab drivers stepped up a notch today. His monthly Mayor’s Question Time session was abruptly…

Could a row with Uber be taxi for a London mayoral candidate?

27 August 2015 16:48

One of the striking things about the contest in Labour for the mayoral candidacy is how many of the candidates…

My hope for Uber? That something better overtakes it soon

10 July 2015 13:29

I’m as irritated by Uber as the French seem to be — though I wouldn’t go as far as they…

Jemima Goldsmith: my Tinder has ‘loads of Pakistanis and people with beards’

12 June 2015 10:21

Jemima Goldsmith’s love life has been well documented by the red tops in recent years, with her former loves including…

Podcast: Cameron’s second coalition dream and the problems of the sharing economy

26 March 2015 9:12

David Cameron is secretly planning for a second coalition, according to the new Spectator. In this week’s View from 22 podcast, James Forsyth and Miranda…

Ever wondered what goes on in those green sheds you see around London?

16 September 2014 18:10

You know, those mysterious huts that allow entry only to cab drivers? I used to fancy they were cover for…

Video: London cabbies, Über alles

11 June 2014 18:45

What’s upsetting London cabbies? Is it really that Transport for London aren’t fairly implementing the special privileges awarded to Hackney…

Uber is for Londoners. Black cabs are for tourists

11 June 2014 9:30

Black cab drivers are striking in London today because they are angry that Uber – a rival taxi service supported…