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BBC Trending How some black cab drivers declared online war on Uber

Post by Irn Bru on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:45 pm

Taxi-hailing apps like Uber have shaken up the market in cities around the world, and in some places established taxi drivers have clashed with the upstarts. In London, some drivers of the iconic black cab are taking the fight online, using the hashtag #ubered to try to woo unhappy Uber customers and to generally put the San Francisco start-up in a negative light. But are some going too far?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-34257051

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Re: BBC Trending How some black cab drivers declared online war on Uber

Post by Raggamuffin on Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:53 pm

Black cab drivers are perfectly free to try to persuade people to use their cabs instead of Uber cabs. However, they need to be careful that they don't libel anyone, and that they don't alienate potential customers by being too rude or antagonistic.

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Post by eddie on Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:44 pm

I quite agree rags.
The point keeps being missed by some though; our war isn't with uber it's with TFL.

Even at demos, we are protesting against TFL, yet some taxi drivers are booing the uber cabs as they drive past.
The point is being lost.

There are some terrible terrible stories (articles and YouTube vids) about the uber drivers and sexual assault though.
Google it!

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Post by Guest on Thu Sep 17, 2015 11:48 pm

eddie wrote:I quite agree rags.
The point keeps being missed by some though; our war isn't with uber it's with TFL.

Even at demos, we are protesting against TFL, yet some taxi drivers are booing the uber cabs as they drive past.
The point is being lost.

There are some terrible terrible stories (articles and YouTube vids) about the uber drivers and sexual assault though.
Google it!

Saw the cabbies gave Boris a very rough ride!

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Post by eddie on Fri Sep 18, 2015 12:26 am

Well Boris is a twat! lol!

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