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    It seems a little dispiriting that 400,000 have signed the petition for TFL to renege on their decision not to renew Uber's license. (1/13)

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    It's not like this is going to be the end of Uber in London. They'll do whatever they need to do to get their license back. (2/13)

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    Which, in this case, will mean raising their working practices to the required level... (3/13)

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    ...and addressing the "public safety and security implications" which got their license revoked in the first place. (4/13)

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    I think it's great that regulators exist and that they take their job seriously. (5/13)

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    Without them, we're left with a rampant race-to-the-bottom deunionised free market, propped up by millions of self-employed people... (6/13)

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    ...working longer hours for less money than ever, delivering Amazon parcels, take-away food & humans from one place to another. (7/13)

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    In fact, that's pretty much what it feels like we've got most of the time anyway. (8/13)

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    That's why it's so surprising to learn that there are regulating bodies that, once in a while... (9/13)

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    ..can arrest the momentum of one of these new third-party app-based service providers... (10/13)

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    ...and make sure their house is in order. (11/13)

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    People should be delighted by what happened yesterday. (12/13)

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    Not because it means the end of Uber, but because they're actually answerable to something other than the greed of those who run it. (13/13)

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