Three hundred taxis ‘from Spain’ rally against Uber in Brussels

LAST UPDATED: 2 Oct, 2015 @ 16:48

taxi-protest-brusselsWHILE black cabs purposefully clogged up the streets outside City Hall in London, a 300-taxi convoy ‘from Spain’ descended on Brussels to campaign against Uber.

Blocking the airport route, drivers vented their anger at the app that is proving viciously competitive by avoiding tax.

“We come from Madrid, Barcelona, to defend a Europe free from Uber,” said Concha Guardado, slamming the €410 billion company with more than one million drivers worldwide.

Uber is banned in Spain.

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  1. This post of mine might well cause some posters on this site to have a massive cardiac arrest – we can but hope.

    I’m now going to say for the first time – well done the fascists (PP) this is another American company that cares only about making money and not paying tax. Also well done these Spanish taxi drivers. Everyone complains about taxi fares but how many want to do this job, especially these days when late at night so many drivers are attacked. It’s not a healthy job being very sedentary.

    Just whose interests is Brussels/Strasburg looking after, certainly not the ordinary working stiff.

  2. I must be unwell – I agree with Stuart on this one. I notice that London is trying to keep Uber an illegal operation; why should those cabbies who’ve paid up their insurance, studied the knowledge and kept to the rules lose their hard-earned business to Johnnycomelatelys who haven’t paid their dues?