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GMB Want Inquiry Into Conservative Party & Uber

GMB Want Inquiry Into Conservative Party & Uber

GMB has announced that they want an urgent inquiry in to the relationship between the Conservative party and Uber. It has been announced that an inquiry is needed into the supposedly quite cosy relationship between the car service and members of the Conservative party.

It has been revealed that the former leader of the conservative party and Prime Minister David Cameron as well as the old Chancellor of the Exchequer and now editor of the Evening Standard George Osbourne have had a connection to the ride-sharing company that might be considered too close. It has been uncovered that one of the major investors in Uber has now has the Ex-Chancellor Osbourne on its payroll.

If this allegation is proved to be true, and the relationship between the governing party and the automotive company are more closely linked than previously expected, it could mean that what the government has said about being self-employed is brought under scrutiny. The Government has been positive about being self-employed and about working people, but it could all be spun to insinuate they were nothing more than hot air is the allegations about this relationship turns out to be true.

Those that are sceptical of the new Uber service, that has become increasingly more popular think that it has pushed out good and local taxi drivers working in towns and cities and replaced them with drivers from out of town with suspicious self-employed contracts and licenses. It has also been alleged that some areas are experiencing touting and illegal ply for hire services in areas such as Brighton, Bath, Southend, Leeds, Manchester, Reading and Liverpool. This is thought to be down to the legislation that was forced through the government by Cameron in 2015. The Deregulation Act 2015 has allowed Uber and other operators in to a market and has left many in this industry unhappy.

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