Cabsplaining: A London Black Car Driver on the Uber Protest

Parked taxis block the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace on June 11 Photograph by Carl Court/AFP via Getty Images

On a day when London’s black cab drivers brought gridlock to the city center, Lee Cox was stuck with his black cab in a garage with a broken AC. But he’d be out there, if he could. “There’s nothing broken with the service as it’s been for a hundred years,” he says. “The thing the apps try to do, it’s like nailing jelly to the wall.” Services like Uber claim to be offering him more work, he says, but “there’s only ever a certain amount of work for black cabs in London.”

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