The 46-year-old said: “I went into the café in Mill Road with a friend last Wednesday. The waitress came up and said you can’t have any dogs in here.”
He asked to speak to the manager, who came out and said he had to go.
Mr Lee said: “I said ‘Did you know it is against the law? He has got a legal right to come in.’ He said ‘I don’t care for English law’.”Yes, it's 'Ignore the law, throw out the blind guy with the guide dog and then fall back on mysterious allergies as an excuse when the press come asking questions' day.
Head waiter Osman Dogor was in charge of the Tudor Rose on Wednesday and spoke to Mr Lee.Let me help you out, there. It IS against the law, and you SHOULD know...
He said: “The staff are scared of dogs and I have allergies to animals, especially dogs. I came to him and told him we can’t have dogs in the café because I’m allergic to them.
He told me it’s a guide dog, I told him it’s not about the guide dog, I have allergies, it’s not because I’m against animals.
I just politely told him to leave, it may be against the law, I don’t know.”
“I don’t feel like a rude person.”No, you don't sound like one, you just sound like an ignorant little waste of oxygen that should have your license to trade revoked for a penalty period (or perhaps our cousins across the pond might have the right idea?), and then see if your attidude adjusts to align with this country's laws.
“He is welcome to sit near the door and leave the dog outside.”No, you misunderstand; he's welcome to sit in your cafe with his guide dog by law. And if you still can't grasp that fact, you're not welcome in this country.
Strict Libertarians will no doubt disagree, and see this as the State making unreasonable demands of business owners on behalf of identity groups. Now, I don't want to get into that; we are where we are with the law, and until (if) it's repealed, I believe it should be applicable to all.