Uber may have pulled off a small PR masterstroke yesterday, as it launched its UberTaxi service for London cabbies … just as London cabbies were protesting in the UK capital. But much of the discussion and reporting has focused on this easy-to-parse headline: London taxis vs. Uber.
“…yesterday ABSOLUTELY WAS NOT ABOUT UBER, because in the grand scheme of things Uber are possibly the least of our worries.”
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Regardless of what your current position on the whole debacle is, Cudlip’s article makes for a fascinating read and is interesting to see some insights from those at the heart of it. According to Cudlip, it’s not London taxis vs. Uber – it’s very much London taxis vs. Transport for London (TfL). Or, as the protest’s official strapline goes, ‘Totally Failing London’ (TfL).
➤ Totally Failing London | Richard Cudlip [The Cabbies Capital]