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Beat the System: London’s Uber ban has nothing to do with safety

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London’s black-cab drivers block Whitehall in April during a protest against Uber.

If London Mayor Sadiq Khan were really worried about the safety of passengers, he wouldn’t just shut down Uber. He’d shut down the public trains and subways.

Khan and his Transport for London boondoogle, which have just moved to ban Uber from the entire city, have noted that there were six reported sexual assaults on Uber rides last year.

Six is six too many, of course.

But on London’s subways and trains there were … 1,449.

That’s according to data that the London Evening Standard newspaper was able to extract from the British Transport Police: “Revealed: More than 16 sexual and violent offences on London’s railways every day.

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