Why are people protesting against Byron Burgers?

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Grand High Witch
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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...t-burger-chain

Why is complying with the law and assisting authorities in dealing with people who are residing and working in the UK illegally deserving of such protest?
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Just watched the segment on BBC News.

From what I understood the Holborn branch of Byron called for a staff meeting in the morning but instead staff were faced with UK border control. How different is this to sending border control agents incognito to your local Chicken Cottage to detain illegal workers?

Byron has every right to do so.

This happens in all sorts of institutions.


Bunch of whinny melts calling for illegal and legal workers to be treated the same in terms of work opportunity.
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Anyone taking part in this is an absolute moron. The company (and UK border force) have every right to do what they're doing.
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I think people are saying that it wasnt a mistake, theres no way so many employees could have slipped "under the net" without blind eye being turned by managers to forgeries. So the HMRC is goin after easy target (immigrants) instead of the company as well. If it wasnt a mistake tho, people need to shut **** up

I hate the hipsters protesting tho disgusting to ruin someones business with cockroaches like that
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According to a white women on BBC news, nobody is illegal, they just don't have the right documents.
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Because people need something real to protest about.

Not wars, or famine, but this. THIS thing about BURGERS is important :rolleyes:
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(Original post by HandsomeStud)

I hate the hipsters protesting tho disgusting to ruin someones business with cockroaches like that
Why not protest outside the Byron head office?

Why ruin the dinner/lunch of perfectly innocent people?


This is affirmative action.
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Because the great poet and libertine would never have patronised such an establishment.
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Becayse they have turned a blind eye and profited from illegal workers, so it makes them hypocrites.
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(Original post by The Roast)
Why not protest outside the Byron head office?

Why ruin the dinner/lunch of perfectly innocent people?


This is affirmative action.
Because its gets more publicity and hits their ££
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Because the great poet and libertine would never have patronised such an establishment.
Only a soul-less Londoner would have named a restaurant after Lord Byron. It's symptomatic of just how much London tries to be edgy when in reality it's a bunch of middle class hipsters meme-ing.
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I've begun to just ignore the right-on cause of the week.
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At least this story goes to show our immigration services are actually doing stuff to deport people, London is filled with illegals taking away jobs from the working class.

Champagne Socialists will ignore that though, apparently our little island can house the entire third world.
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They used fake documents to obtain employment, which is gross misconduct Byron had every right to sack them call the border force (they didn't BTW the border force rang them) Byron could have been fined 10's thousands for employing them.
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I fully respect and to some extent agree with their argument on immigration policy: clearly we need limits and we need to enforce them, but when we've failed to ensure people don't get here illegally in the first place we do bear some responsibility not to treat them inhumanely by, for instance, seperating them from family members who are either legally in Britain or have no realistic means of returning home. But they are completely wrong to target Byron over it - it's not them who make the rules and the protestors are deluded if they think Byron wanted to go through the hassle of finding new staff, training them, integrating them into the rest of the team etc. If you have an argument with government policy, take it up with the government. And frankly, I'd go as far as to say I sincerely hope the utter morons who caused a public health hazard and major nuisance to not only the business but local residents by releasing thousands of cockroaches and other insects into a very densley populated urban area face the full extent of the justice system themselves.
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Obviously Byron Burgers will have been benefiting from the cheap labour and lack of recourse to employment law of the undocumented workers. They wouldn't just turn around and kick them out!

Therefore it is clear that Byron busted the workers in response to some sort of tip-off from the preposterously macho-sounding UK Border Force (in more civilised times, the Border Agency) that they knew what was going on, in order to avoid a huge fine and lots of bad press.

Thus it is wrong-headed for even the most committed of right-on hand-wringers to protest against the company: Byron's hands were tied. They should instead protest against the government and petition them to grant an amnesty to undocumented workers.

The people who should really be sabotaging Byron branches are those with the right to work in the UK (of any nationality!) who haven't got a job. But seeing as there are very few of these in London, one can see in mitigation one reason why Byron chose to use such workers.
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I don't give a damn they do a fine burger why should I care it doesn't affect me as long as I get my burger I don't care
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dumb f**king millennial a**wipes hipsters protesting and whining and relying on parents as a source of income rather than working hard or making it by themselves
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(Original post by remiremi)
At least this story goes to show our immigration services are actually doing stuff to deport people, London is filled with illegals taking away jobs from the working class.

Champagne Socialists will ignore that though, apparently our little island can house the entire third world.
Er - no. London is filled with "working class" who don't want to work. The benefit system seems to be designed so that you don't need to work even if you are capable.
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(Original post by jamesthehustler)
I don't give a damn they do a fine burger why should I care it doesn't affect me as long as I get my burger I don't care
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dumb f**king millennial a**wipes hipsters protesting and whining and relying on parents as a source of income rather than working hard or making it by themselves
You shouldnt care as long as you dont mind paying a bit extra for your burger.
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All it's wrong. We're all humans- no human is 'illegal' and they deserve job and shelter as much as anyone else in Britain
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