Those of us outside London have been viewing the rise of Uber with mounting indifference.
But I gather this story in the Evening Standard may be significant:
Lib-Dems are set to challenge key parts of Boris Johnson’s plan to rein in Uber.
The party will vote on a motion to oppose measures which include banning the minicab-hailing firm from showing the location of available cars in its app and making private-hire customers wait five minutes between booking a car and setting off.
Caroline Pidgeon, the Lib-Dem candidate for mayor, said: “It makes no sense to make a passenger wait to get a cab if they can see the cab waiting for them there.”It seems economic liberalism lives on in the party.