Taxi drivers strike over mobile phone fares app

London's black cab drivers are to stage a strike over a mobile phone app which calculates fares.

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Boris: Trying to discover the way 'the Uber thing' works

What we can't do is fight all kinds of technological progress and disinvent the internet.

What we're trying to do now is discover whether the way the Uber thing works is compatible with the law.

We have some serious reservations. Although the lawyers say that it is, there are a couple of problems not least to do with nthe incorporation of the company.

It's not quite clear whether they're based in Holland or in the UK and if they're not based in the UK they can't have a licence to operate.

– Boris Johnson, speaking on LBC Radio

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