This being rather the point, no?

Nevertheless, there is little doubt that Uber provides tremendous benefit to its estimated 3.5m users in London.

In fact, is there any other point worth discussing?

7 thoughts on “This being rather the point, no?”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    It is also nice that it shows the Left as the Luddite technophobic oligarchic conspiracy-against-the-public-well-being that they actually are.

    I am so used to Theresa May scoring every own goal that comes her way I can hardly believe that the Labour Party – from Corbyn on down – is willing to do so too.

    How many of those 3.5 million users are the metropolitan BBC-loving elites keeping the Labour Party afloat?

  2. SMFS,

    The BBC people just charge it to the taxpayer.

    It’s a teachable moment, though. A way of shocking people into distrusting the state on a massive scale. If the state will come for your Ubers, will they come for your Netflix, your Amazon, and what else? Maybe vote for smaller state, yes?

  3. I wonder how your average Guardianista in London squares his abhorrence of (but reliance on) a customer-focused Uber driver, with (seemingly) supporting the interests of a stereotypical Tory/Ukip-voting black cab driver.

  4. Bernie G.
    Probably in the same way they square support for open borders while simultaneously bemoaning the strains on the welfare state and the ever-growing lack of housing – by ignoring any connection and demonizing anyone who tries to point one out.

  5. Certainly if they manage to make the Uber ban stick it gives the next Tory mayoral candidate a nice voting bloc to angle for – vote for me and get Uber back (of course its not that easy, Uber might not want to come back, and the drivers would have gone off and done other things, and be scared to invest time and money into something that could be banned again in 4 years time). But still a good seam of votes to mine for a free market minded candidate.

  6. It’s a teachable moment, though. A way of shocking people into distrusting the state on a massive scale. If the state will come for your Ubers, will they come for your Netflix, your Amazon, and what else? Maybe vote for smaller state, yes?

    The nearest we’ve come to the naked interest/Union power politics since the 1970s. People can see a really, really cynical producer interest at play here, fucking up a (minor) part of their lives. Will they learn the lesson or go back to sleep?

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