Why is this a surprise of some kind?
Plenty of places have banned Uber, including Oregon, Alaska, Denmark, Luxembourg and a couple of cities elsewhere.
I don’t personally care and I think Uber will still be used ‘illegally’, simply because black cab prices are fucking extortionate.
A cab ride from Victoria to Waterloo, a journey of 2.5 miles, will cost the same as a ticket from London Gatwick to Rome Fiumincino booked 3 months in advance, or 22 pounds. They deserve to die out since they cannot compete. I normally support some degree of higher pricing for native produce but there’s no denying it is simple greed.
Working part-time with Uber as a student is apparently a nice self-funding of uni though, so it’s a shame for any Londoners unable to do it. Just have to give up all those student nights and drive your kin around instead, I guess. But financially worth it.