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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    (About 3 weeks ago, by the sound of it)
    When was the last time you waited 40 mins for a cab? There are inmates in Pentonville who could organise a taxi quicker than that. Or are you one of those snowflake types who can't do anything, including wipe your own arse unless guided by an app?
    As recently as last year I can remember walking from the back of Oxford street way to Liverpool Street just to find a black cab that would go East. They are a shocking shower of tulipe and thoroughly deserved the kicking Uber were giving them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobspud View Post
    As recently as last year I can remember walking from the back of Oxford street way to Liverpool Street just to find a black cab that would go East. They are a shocking shower of tulipe and thoroughly deserved the kicking Uber were giving them.
    If only someone would invent an underground railway that could have helped you. Maybe we could call it the tube?

    Actually, forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    If only someone would invent an underground railway that could have helped you. Maybe we could call it the tube?

    Actually, forget it.
    I don't do tubes while inebriated. Especially in the summer when its warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    ...without any inconvenient things like checking adequately for criminal convictions. Or immigration status, or really stupid stuff like paying tax. Merely details...
    Out interest do mini cab firms do all this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gables View Post
    Out interest do mini cab firms do all this?
    They check if you have a criminal record. You need one to get in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gables View Post
    Out interest do mini cab firms do all this?
    Yeah they do.

    Plus they don't have a monopoly all over London and then hide their data from TFL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobspud View Post
    I cannot believe they just ****ed up thousands of cabbies that were all relying on UBER for a living...
    They aren't cabbies. Cabbies train for several years to acquire the Knowledge, and are tightly regulated. These are just randoms with a satnav.

    I feel sorry for them, because as Uber pretends they're self-employed, they're completely shafted by this. But you can't equate them with London cabbies.

    *cue somebody recounting one bad experience with a London cabbie because anecdote is the singular of data*

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    They aren't cabbies. Cabbies train for several years to acquire the Knowledge, and are tightly regulated. These are just randoms with a satnav.

    I feel sorry for them, because as Uber pretends they're self-employed, they're completely shafted by this. But you can't equate them with London cabbies.

    *cue somebody recounting one bad experience with a London cabbie because anecdote is the singular of data*

    Whs. you can't equate the two. Cabbies are three times more expensive
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    Quote Originally Posted by NickFitz View Post
    *cue somebody recounting one bad experience with a London cabbie because anecdote is the singular of data*
    London black cab driver jailed for sex attacks on sleeping women - BBC News

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