Now isn’t this a surprise?

York’s decision to refuse Uber a licence to operate in December was based mostly on complaints by local taxi companies, the Telegraph can disclose.

York, who in December became the third UK city to refuse the ride-hailing company a licence, had cited concerns about customer complaints as well as the 2016 data breach which affected 2.7m British users and drivers.

However, a freedom of information request has revealed that of the 155 complaints the Council received about the company since January, 83.2% were made by “York taxi businesses”.

Incumbents protect their position…..

7 comments on “Now isn’t this a surprise?

  1. AND here in the great city of Liverpool the shameless nitwit of a my or, Joe Anderson, has also targeted Über. Hisnobjection: many drivers are from outside the city, they come in only on big days tlike tje Grand National to ferry people back and forward and then leave, making no contribution to the city’s economy.

    Now, many will think I am making this up. Actually I couldn’t make it up; you couldn’t make it up. Joe Anderson is a satirist’s dream. He is proof that Tim Worstall is wrong, there is a God and Tim’s guardian angel is particularly well connected.

  2. they come in only on big days tlike tje Grand National to ferry people back and forward and then leave, making no contribution to the city’s economy.

    Apart from the bit where they ferry people back and forth, but that is coincidental.

    I expect what ‘Brezhnev’ Joe means is a cash contribution to the local council.

  3. Ironman, is this the same Joe Anderson that asked the Police to investigate the transfer of Ross Barklay from Everton to Chelsea? Hope he is charged with wasting police time.

  4. Henry Crun

    The very same!

    The man who has single -handedly redefined fraud as a victimless crime in which perpetrators and victims are all fully aware of and agree to all the terms of the fraud.

  5. The problem isn’t the incumbent businesses trying to protect their position. The problem is the government (local, in this case) allowing them to do so.

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