Uber

The Uber ban is just more pointless protectionism

25 November 2019 14:21

Transport for London doesn’t like Uber. It doesn’t like the innovations the app has created in transport; it doesn’t like…

London’s Uber ban leaves us all worse off

25 November 2019 12:26

It is unregulated, arrogant, unsafe and has destroyed the livelihood of the traditional black cabs. Ever since it was launched,…

How tech lobbyists harness the power of grassroots activism

31 October 2017 12:00

A strange thing happened after TFL’s decision last month not to renew Uber’s license to operate in London. The ride…

Disruptive companies like Uber are the lifeblood of the free market

29 September 2017 13:56

It has long been my understanding that innovative business entrants are the very lifeblood of our free market society. In…

In banning Uber, London is fighting the future

26 September 2017 15:23

For the last ten months I have been working as an Uber driver in London. It is an amazing company…

Corbynistas fail to practise what they preach

25 September 2017 15:07

TFL’s decision not to renew Uber’s licence in the capital has gone down like a cup of cold sick with…

Jeremy Corbyn’s Uber memory lapse

24 September 2017 10:16

The Uber ban presents something of a dilemma for the Labour party. The decision by Transport for London not to…

Without Uber, London will be a more dangerous city for women

22 September 2017 14:48

Transport for London has decided it knows what will keep me safe better than I do. The transport regulator has…

Sadiq Khan has kowtowed to the protectionists over Uber

22 September 2017 13:53

Let’s face it, the decision today by TfL not to renew Uber’s licence to operate in London has not come…

The Uber ban is a pitiful howl against a changing economy

22 September 2017 13:48

Eight days. That’s how long you have left to enjoy Uber if you live in the capital. Transport for London,…

The new test for true Corbynistas: do you support the Uber ban?

22 September 2017 12:46

Forget power to the people, today it’s power to black cab drivers! Transport for London has announced that Uber will not be issued…

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…