Transport for London announced yesterday that it will not be renewing Uber’s (NYSE:UBER) licence to operate in London, insisting that it is not “fit and proper”.
Uber’s past itself is filled with controversies, including its poor workplace culture and the treatment of its drivers.
Having revealed several breaches to the safety and security of passengers, TFL decided to drive the ride-hailing app out of London – but what do people think?
Uber UK has said that it will be appealing TFL’s decision:
We have fundamentally changed our business over the last 2 years, setting the standard for safety in the industry. TfL’s decision on our London licence is wrong and we will appeal. Uber will continue to operate as normal. https://t.co/RKJQWWHTMq pic.twitter.com/GHE46VKXv4
— Uber UK (@UberUK) November 25, 2019
Meanwhile, Karren Brady was among many to take to Twitter and share her views:
— Lady Karren Brady (@karren_brady) November 26, 2019
Similarly, Tony Parsons also praised London’s black cabs:
London black cabs are the greatest taxis – and taxi drivers – on planet earth. I never understood my friends and colleagues using Uber #Uber #London #AlwaysUseABlackCab #LondonLife pic.twitter.com/us80m385x7
— Tony Parsons (@TonyParsonsUK) November 25, 2019
Matt Lucas posted the following Tweet:
Uber has lost its license to operate in London, which means that Uber will continue to operate in London.
— Matt Lucas (@RealMattLucas) November 25, 2019
Andrew Boff did not hold back with his opinion against the decision:
Scrooge has come early this year with Sadiq Khan’s decision to remove #Uber‘s licence to operate in London.
This decision strips more than 40,000 drivers of their livelihood, denies Londoners a choice of transport, and will discourage innovation in our city. pic.twitter.com/VU2Y0VIJrI
— Andrew Boff (@AndrewBoff) November 25, 2019
Sadiq Khan’s statement on TFL’s Uber decision was also shared on the social media platform:
My statement on TfL’s Uber decision. pic.twitter.com/h8tiQeFQBH
— Sadiq Khan (@SadiqKhan) November 25, 2019
How will this impact your commute?