Uber loses licence to operate in London Watch
Uber want to portray this as a two-way tussle between them and the black cabs; but it is a three way fight. TfL have been no friend of the cabbies down the years; trying to drag them, kicking and screaming , into the modem world.
When the cabbies lost the fight 20 years ago to keep London minicabs unlicensed and unregulated, the regulatory system was set up on the basis that the operators were on the side of the Regulator. After all, it was the minicab firms that wanted regulation.
Uber is the ultimate cowboy; chancing its arm where it can and the regulatory system isn’t geared up for that and doesn’t really have the tools to regulate cowboys. It can only drive them out of the market.