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No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« on: September 23, 2017, 07:51:40 PM »
The leading news story tonight, despite all the world's other ills (Brexit, earth quakes, tornados, nuclear war with N Korea.....etc...) is the loss of Uber taxi services in London!

As a bit of a country bumpkin, I feel lucky if my mobile phone actually works, because the service is still so bad, never mind the availability of a cheap taxi at the end of the line.

Q: what other UK metropolitan areas are covered by Uber ?

I try not to go to London, unless absolutely unavoidable   :signLOL:

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 11:47:22 PM »
The millions of Uber users, and thousands of Uber drivers give a sh*t.


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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2017, 08:35:55 AM »
Several hundred thousand people have already signed what is one of the UK’s fastest growing petitions against this decision to put the interests of the slow uncomfortable polluting expensive and often rude Black Cab driving minority ahead of London’s 9m residents (ie voters....) and 32m visitors annually.

40,000 Uber drivers face losing their jobs in a few days time in order that 21,000 Black Cab drivers can charge us all roughly double for the same journey. Since these people will likely soon be needing benefits, the Public gets to pay twice.

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2017, 04:38:32 PM »
My question was...

Q: what other UK metropolitan areas are covered by Uber ?

That means other than London.... :signLOL:

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2017, 04:46:47 PM »
I’m sure you would have gotten a better answer if you hadn’t posted under such a provocative header or just used google.

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2017, 06:41:27 PM »
I give a "sh*t"
It's a main income for some working for them.
I personally use the service, its a great luxury to have without paying through your arse.

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2017, 08:55:25 PM »
I give a "sh*t"
It's a main income for some working for them.
I personally use the service, its a great luxury to have without paying through your arse.

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 08:30:03 AM »
My question was...

Q: what other UK metropolitan areas are covered by Uber ?

That means other than London.... :signLOL:

Your initial question was "who gives a sh*t?"

You're now claiming you didn't ask that in the subject of the thread?

In answer to your other question

https://www.uber.com/en-GB/cities/




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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 10:21:14 AM »
Sorry, I had no idea all you geezers had become so sensitive.  :signLOL:

And I don't really believe that the emotion is all about keeping Uber drivers in work?

My point was that 10 minutes of a 30 minute national news broadcast, devoted to the loss of cheap taxi services, in London, highlights mainly the Londoncentric/metropolitan media, and the damage that inflicts (inadvertently or otherwise) on the rest of the country, while they whine on about what are essentially local issues.

And if we are to become pedants too...
Title  = who gives a.....
Question (meant in a light hearted way) =  What other UK metropolitan areas are covered by Uber ?
It might be more useful to say... I live in .... I use Uber and it's great.
The news report detailed events in London.

Yes I could have googled it, like many other queries on this forum; but now I have been enlightened by your  highly emotional opinions.
For that, I thank you!  :congrats:

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2017, 02:44:02 PM »
Your posts come across as annoyed/angry. These are emotions.

You've then responded again with a small essay full of passive aggressiveness and defensiveness.

I responded matter of fact.

Pot. Kettle. Black.


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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2017, 02:38:13 PM »
We have uber in Chester and Liverpool but never used it as I am in the sticks and it's hard enough getting a local taxi!!!

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2017, 12:37:09 PM »
Also have them in Brighton as well, their licence is up soon and is also up for review so we'll see what happens! Not used it myself though tbh but my best mate in London goes to hospital for treatment very often uses them all the time. I hope for his sake they sort it out.

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2017, 12:24:43 PM »
The leading news story tonight, despite all the world's other ills (Brexit, earth quakes, tornados, nuclear war with N Korea.....etc...) is the loss of Uber taxi services in London!

As a bit of a country bumpkin, I feel lucky if my mobile phone actually works, because the service is still so bad, never mind the availability of a cheap taxi at the end of the line.

Q: what other UK metropolitan areas are covered by Uber ?

I try not to go to London, unless absolutely unavoidable   :signLOL:

And now a dog with the world's biggest tongue has been considered headline news worthy, amidst all the things you've mentioned above  :smiley: 

Tomorrow it will be: "Onions used to cost thruppence a lb" and the day after it will be "Recent studies reveal Cabbage causes cancer".  Honestly mate, activate your "This bullschit isn't important to me" filter and just avoid the news, and don't read the daily fish & chip wrappers either.  Ignorance is bliss  :smiley:

Having just lost my own job of 12 years, I do sympathise with the drivers who stand to lose theirs, but this is the world we live in.  There is no such thing as a 'permanent' job anymore, and it's every man for himself, more than ever.  There are too many greedy companies trying to muscle in and take profits away from other established companies.  Some win, some lose. It's the risk they take when getting into it, so personally I am with you......I don't give a schitt  :happy2:

And let's not forget the allegations of sexual assault from Uber drivers.  Uber have a lot of damage limitation work ahead of them to avoid irreparable reputation damage.
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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2017, 01:07:16 PM »
The leading news story tonight, despite all the world's other ills (Brexit, earth quakes, tornados, nuclear war with N Korea.....etc...) is the loss of Uber taxi services in London!

As a bit of a country bumpkin, I feel lucky if my mobile phone actually works, because the service is still so bad, never mind the availability of a cheap taxi at the end of the line.

Q: what other UK metropolitan areas are covered by Uber ?

I try not to go to London, unless absolutely unavoidable   :signLOL:

And now a dog with the world's biggest tongue has been considered headline news worthy,

I felt a little it gullible googling that....... Cannot believe my eyes!  :signLOL:

I actively avoid watching to reading the news. More people should try it.... it makes you feel much better about life.

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Re: No Uber service in London....who gives a sh1t?
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2017, 04:43:35 PM »
Yup! Doggy tongue has been on BBC breakfast news for 2 days now!

I agree.  Not many folk like Trump but he was spot on with his anti-press comments and attacks.  They are like ants to a blob of ice cream.  They thrive on catastrophe and incite civil unrest.  Not seeing it is not getting irritated by it  :smiley:
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