June 12, 2014

London Must Choose Uber or Nostalgia

Marc Champion, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

A disruptive technology has arrived from the U.S., in the form of the taxi app Uber, to threaten the protected markets that have allowed European cab drivers to keep fares high and competition low. It was no surprise then that in London today, thousands of the city's iconic black cabs snarled up traffic in Trafalgar Square to protest. They're Luddites, right? Well, "Up to a point, Lord Copper." London's cabbies have some good arguments.

Read Full Article ››

TAGGED: Uber, UK, London


June 4, 2014
London's Orthodox Jewish Crime Fighters
Tabby Kinder, Vice
Since it was founded in 2008, Stamford Hill Shomrim has taken more than 20,000 calls to its hotline from local people, mostly within the Orthodox Jewish community, reporting break-ins, thefts, muggings and other crimes. The group... more ››
May 30, 2014
Europe's Angry Voters
The Economist
Europe’s leaders need to cut the power of Brussels in many areas, but in some they need to extend it. more ››
May 31, 2014
Naked Gardening in the UK: It's a Thing
Corinne Purtill, Global Post
With flowers in bloom and the sun gently sparkling on the River Avon on a recent Sunday afternoon, Abbey House Gardens looked like nothing so much as the Garden of Eden — mostly because everyone there was naked. more ››
May 30, 2014
This Racist, Dumb Party Isn't the One I Founded
Alan Sked, Conversation
Since my party was taken over by Nigel Farage, politics has become obsessed with immigration -- but also race and Islam -- as the almost exclusive context in which to debate the EU. more ››
May 30, 2014
The Party's Over for Nick Clegg's Lib Dems
John McTernan, The Scotsman
Nick Clegg will indeed survive this crisis. But what price his survival – if only to next May – when he is risking the very existence of his own party. One of the many revelations contained within In It Together,... more ››