One law for us another one for them.

No doubt most of the places are run using illegal immigrants and cash in hand workers , close em all down I say.
Seeking to curry favour with the council. Greater Manchester Police announce that they are introducing special training courses for CID to deploy a fully trained team of smoke detectors. At present the team performance has been a bit flat but they retain hope of a first charge.

A recent advertising campaign by the Asian traders raised hopes that they are embracing the rich history of English piss taking. "If you want to eat late then just roll up here".

Way to go is individual smoking teepee burkhas.
Kebab shops going on strike? What a load of pish, do they seriously think people won't say 'Ah, its closed, c'mon Dave, let's go to the chinky/vindaloo place/other kebab shop 40 feet down the road'?

The government would have to be incredibly stupid to allow smoking on the premises. The retards would have no defence when the landlords of local bars turn round and say 'Well my customers can smoke in here too.' What would the answer be to that?

Shut down the grotty shitholes, utter morons.
There was a shisha bar that burnt down part of a mill in Leicester a few weeks back and nearly killed everyone else working in different parts of the mill. If smoking is banned in pubs then clearly these places should not be allowed to exist.
The law is the law, whether you think it's good or bad law, it's still the law of the land. excluding one particular group from it for anything other than an exceptional reason, i.e. Sikhs wearing turbans instead of crash hats on motorbikes, is going to open a pandora's box which would end up doing nobody any good.

You want a curry and while you are there, you fancy a smoke? Just pop outside for a few minutes! What about the non smokers who don't want cigarette smoke wafting across their curry while they are eating it!
"Seeking to curry favour with the council."
BB please tell me that was a slip of the tongue.
Exactly , exemptions cause unfair competition then a black market follows, like I said before close em down.
Black market baltis...?

Can I have some of what you're drinking, please, make it a single it seems rather ****ing strong.
Black market baltis...?

Can I have some of what you're drinking, please, make it a single it seems rather ****ing strong.
I think he refers to smoking, Trigger.
People are coming from all over to come here to smoke shisha, you cannot call that illegal.
So by logical extension if I travel far enough and rob a bank then that cannot be called illegal.
Threatening to go on strike the owners of the Shisha Bars along Manchesters Curry Mile are demanding that the council allow smoking on their premises.Should Pub Landlords do the same?....................................]
Seems to me that the bar owners are labouring under the illusion that people give a toss if they open or close. As previously stated, there is always somewhere else to go.
I quite agree. We have a no-smoking law and everyone should be expected to obey it. However it has thrown up some quite bizarre prejudices. Take the electric 'cigarette' that has been banned on aircraft and trains because it looks like a cigarette!

If you ignite a substance and inhale the fumes then it should be banned, except of course it isn't. The Catholic church and some other religions can burn incense, what is incense if not smoke? Shisha still gives off smoke and it's merely a tradition it isn't bound in anyones religious laws, Rastas could argue that they need to smoke cannabis for religious reasons but not here they can't.

I'm all in favour of clamping down on these establishments with regards to smoking, what gets me is the knee jerk reaction about illegal immigrants and cash in hand (as if plenty of white people aren't paid cash in hand). This is about smoking not illegal immigrants and not every person with a mild tan is an illegal immigrant or involved in illegal activity.
Black market baltis...?

Can I have some of what you're drinking, please, make it a single it seems rather ****ing strong.
A mate was the gaffa for trading standards in Manchester some years back , they were forever having to shut these places down along with DPW for hygine/employment/and ingredients reasons (using condemned meat etc) , ie they were operating illegally / black marketeers .