Public Flock to back Uber

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Public Flock to back Uber
by technoguido

Following the news that Transport for London are launching a consultation today on proposals to kneecap Uber’s business, over 67,000 people have signed a petition to TFL demanding that they back down. If the proposals go ahead passengers would be forced to wait five minutes before they could get into a car and Uber would be banned from showing the available cars on their app.

Techno understands that number 10 are furious with Boris, the chair of TFL for allowing the consultation to go ahead and are actively seeking ways of forcing him to back down.

You can sign the petition here…

technoguido | September 30, 2015 at 9:44 am | Tags: Techno Guido, TfL, Uber | Categories: Techno Guido | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-SnO

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AT THE TOP OF THEIR GAME

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The Rolex Farr 40 World Championship marks the culmination of the season for this high-performance circuit of one-design yacht racing that has remained at the forefront of the sailing world for nearly two decades. With rules that guarantee identical yachts, owners compete on even terms, allowing the skill of each crew to make the difference. The importance of preparation, precision and perfect timing at the start cannot be overstated.

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The Spanish Inn

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• Only seven boats still at sea
• The Mini community organises their repairs, boat checks and evenings out
• Pilar Pasanau leaves the race

All the skipper will remember their arrival in Lanzarote. After having broken his two bowsprits, François Jambou, didn’t expect much of a welcome as he crossed the line in the small hours of the night. But, as the Minist community was celebrating the birhtday of three of their own, they all moved to the series boat pontoon to make his arrival as memorable as possible.

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Leaked Documents: TFL Cracks Down on Uber

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Leaked Documents: TFL Cracks Down on Uber
by technoguido

Documents obtained by Techno show Transport for London’s plans to crack down on taxi hire app Uber.

The proposed rule changes for minicabs specifically target Uber’s operation. The most damaging rules include a ban on showing available cars for hire on an app, a ban on drivers working for more than one company; devastating news for drivers working part time for Uber, and controls on “ridesharing” that would scuttle Uber’s plans to bring their ridesharing UberPool service to London. The most bizzare proposal stipulates that passengers must wait 5 minutes from booking a ride until they can get in car; a rule that could lead to vulnerable passengers being artificially forced to wait on street corners late at night before they could get a ride.

Why are TFL listening to the Taxi lobby Luddites?

technoguido | September 29, 2015 at 4:29 pm | Tags: Techno Guido, Uber | Categories: Guido Fawkes, Techno Guido | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-Snw

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Zoe Williams’ Magic Money Tree

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Zoe Williams’ Magic Money Tree
by technoguido

Corbyn fan girl and Guardian writer Zoe Williams was out batting for the Labour leader today when she dropped this nugget explaining how “countries make money”:

“Of course there is a money tree, it’s called the Bank of England. That’s how countries make money.”

John McTernan’s face is priceless…

technoguido | September 29, 2015 at 5:10 pm | Tags: Loony Left | Categories: Guido Fawkes | URL: http://wp.me/pvx79-SnG

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