What an idea! If a cabbie tries to impose Sharia rules in his cab, fire him! Now, why didn’t anyone think of that before?
All he got here was a seven-day suspension. But it’s a start.
“Cabbie banned for guide dog bar,” from the BBC, with thanks to all who sent this in:
A cab driver who refused to let a blind customer bring her guide dog into his car has been disqualified from driving.
Liakath Ali, 21, shouted “no dog” at Paula Thomas, of London, leaving her distraught as she tried to enter the taxi, Westminster magistrates heard.
It has been compulsory for licensed taxi drivers to carry guide dogs since the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Ali, of Woodstock Road, Bedford, was banned for seven days for refusing to carry a person with a guide dog.
District Judge Quinton Purdy rejected Ali’s claim he has an allergy to dog hair and told him he behaved disgracefully.
Mr Quinton said: “You knew they wanted a cab and offered no explanation at all.
“Your own doctor acknowledged no apparent problem with you.”