Transport For London Will Not Renew Uber's Licence And Twitter Is Distraught

Transport for London calls car-hailing company, Uber, 'not fit and proper' to operate in the capital.

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If you have an Uber account (who are we kidding, of course you do), you might want to start rethinking how you travel home after a boozy night out from now on as the car-hailing service has just lost its operating licence.

This morning, Transport for London denied Uber's request to renew its licence, which is due to expire on 30 September, calling the taxi app 'not fit and proper' for service.

In a statement posted to Twitter this morning, TFL explained: 'Uber's approach and conduct demonstrate a lack of corporate responsibility in relation to a number of issues which have potential public safety and security implications.'

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The company has 21 days to appeal the decision and can continue operating until their licence expires.

Uber, which has been operating in the capital since 2012, claims it has close to 3.5 million users in London and 40,000 drivers.

Unsurprisingly, Twitter has reacted with outrage (and in hilarious memes) to the news:

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We will update this article in due course.

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