Tuesday, 12 July 2016

It's Really No Surprise...

...that almost half the guide dog owners surveyed said they'd been refused cabs, if this is all the punishment they receive for doing so:
Cheryl, 45, from Walton Avenue in Penwortham, was refused a ride home when Hussain, who arrived at Preston’s mobility centre to pick her up, spotted her Labrador guide dog, Thelma.
The father-of-six, who claimed in court he came out in a rash when confronted with dogs, admitted a breach of the Equality Act. Preston magistrates ordered Hussain, 44, of Oozehead Lane, Blackburn, to pay a £55 fine, a £20 victim surcharge and £250 costs.
That's, what, not even two days cab work?

Or more likely, one day of child benefit...

9 comments:

Dr Evil said...

It should have been £1000 fine. This is outrageous. I would ask for a non-Muslim cabbie every time if I was blind. To hell with this equalities nonsense. If these bastards keep on doing this then direct action is called for.

Anonymous said...

Taxiing while Muslim! Brings me out in hives but they are hard to avoid as asking for a nonRoPer brings the might of plod upon one.

Bucko The Moose said...

As a blatant example of the law claiming ownership of someone elses property, I can't say I'm too bothered if the courts aren't right arsed.

Barnacle Bill said...

There was mention of the local council revoking his hackney carriage licnce but no doubt the local council is full of RoP supporters. So that will be a mere slap on the wrist instead and back to the taxi rank for him.

Just Trevor said...

The father-of-six ...

The most depressing part of the story.

Anonymous said...

"As a blatant example of the law claiming ownership of someone else's property, I can't say I'm too bothered if the courts aren't right arsed."

Better hope that you never lose your eyesight Bucko.

I would give the guy community service cleaning up dogshit in the nearest doggie rescue centre.

Stonyground

Andrew Scarborough said...

Oozehead Lane? Around these parts we called it Lover's Lane.

I would like to think that the Magistrate asked for medical evidence of any allergic reaction to dogs. The absence of which would add Perjury to the charges.

Bucko The Moose said...

Better hope that you never lose your eyesight Bucko.

If that should happen, I won't start telling people what they should do with their own property. I'll just pick a guide dog friendly cab service.

JuliaM said...

"To hell with this equalities nonsense. If these bastards keep on doing this then direct action is called for."

The police will be happy to arrest anyone demanding a non-Muslim driver, as anon points out...

"...I can't say I'm too bothered ..."

I know where you're coming from. But the law is the law.

"... but no doubt the local council is full of RoP supporters."

Undoubtedly!