Ever the equal opportunity offender, Boris has evened up his dig at Uber by antagonising black cab drivers. He told a hostile audience of cabbies in the London Assembly public gallery:
“You are dealing with a huge economic force which is consumer choice and the taxi trade needs to recognise that. Everywhere I go I see yellow lights and I can see the taxi trade is dying and it grieves me, but it is very, very difficult to fight a huge change in consumer preference.
[Heckler shouts that cabbies are being undercut.]
Yes they are. It’s called the free market… There’s a rail strike on Tuesday, you might get some fares.”
Yet rather than take advantage of the strike, cabbies are instead planning on spending the day protesting themselves…
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