You just couldn’t make it up
Judge Emma Arbuthnot finds Uber Driver in Reading not guilty
Now there’s a surprise...not 😂
Last week, in the Transport for London versus Uber Case, judge Arbuthnot agreed with the defence that Uber drivers do not accept jobs directly in their vehicle... she agreed they are accepted first by Uber LL before being passed to the driver. Uber LL are not licensed to operate in Reading as they have been refused an operators licence by Reading council.
In the evidence, judge Arbuthnot agreed that it is the driver who accepts the job....a complete reversal of what she said in the London TfL v Uber fit and proper case.
So, what happened to the triple licensing protocol?
Uber are not licensed in Reading so who did they subcontract the job to, for the the job to be offered back to the driver?
Are Uber alleging 'they' subcontracted the job to the driver who accepted in his vehicle....but is the driver holding an operators licence for Reading?
As the song says....there are more, questions than answers !!!
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON?
Where is our largest org with its million pound war chest, and specialist legal team?
Where are the legal objections and appeals?
What are the members paying subscription for?
Will this be another case of “lets wait and see what happens in 15 months” .....???
TAXI LEAKS EXTRA BIT
Readings QC Charles Holland, argued that Uber didn't hold a licence for the Reading area and that the company and driver were plying for hire using their smart phone app.
The case against drive Mudassar Ali was bought by Reading Council after he was found waiting to be offered work on the app while parked up in a street in Reading.
Judge Arbuthnot said as the car had no distinctive markings (apparently the TfL roundels were not distinctive enough) it couldn't be said that it was crying out "I'm for hire".
Uber was again represented by Phillip Kolvin QC, who managed to get all charges dismissed.