In the Telegraph today a Tory minister warned:
"Labour will ban Uber and AirBnB if they gain control of councils. She goes on to brand the Conservatives the party of the gig economy".
Liz Truss, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, writes in the Telegraph about how the Tory party is the true party of young people, as it allows them to innovate in the new economy.
She warns that the Labour Party will ban start-ups such as Uber, Deliveroo and AirBnB, or stifle them with regulation so they fail, pointing to Labour Mayor Sadiq Khan’s battle with Uber in London. This caused the ride-hailing app to lose its license, a decision the company is now appealing.
The Labour Party have been using Uber since day one!
They are still using Uber even though their account was hacked back in February 2017 (well, they are cheap)
MORE TORY LIES !
Mayor Khans battle with Uber never happened. Khan has spent most of his time in the job defending Uber.
The decision not to renew Ubers licence was made reluctantly by TfL, citing the apps poor passenger safety record, poor driving ability, data hacking of customer accounts and the greyball software which stopped secret shoppers investigating passenger complaints.
A Mayor of broken promises
More Tory Lies !
Fact is, in London, the party leading London councils will have no effect on Ubers relicensing appeal bit.
This is more proof (as if any were needed) that the Tory party is 100% behind the continued licensing of this USA based company that doesn't pay full UK tax or VAT, has an extremely poor passenger safety record, failed to protect customer data, and spies on licensing regulators.
Who could ever forget Liz's wonderful performance at the Tory Conferance!
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT:
Comment From Robert Moore on FaceBook
Liz Truss as a Conservative minister, is Chief Secretary to the Treasury, what she is actually saying is that she thinks Labour’s election pledge to clamp down on the gig economy is a bad thing - or to put it another way; the Tories have no intention whatsoever to ban Uber & their like.
So a vote for the Conservatives is a vote to continue the free for all that is destroying our industry, and we all know what that will mean for the Taxi Trade.