Friday, January 15, 2021

A Chelsea Essential

Management of Fulham Road Italian The Chelsea Corner share their anger at the British government with protest posters against Lockup 3.0 and restaurants being branded “non-essential”

Deservedly featured as one of our ‘Five Stalwart Restaurants for your Rolodex in The Royal Borough’ in May 2019, the management of The Chelsea Corner on Fulham Road, SW10 have quite rightly taken a stand against the latest ludicrous government rules that categorise them as “non-essential.”

 

Echoing our sentiments last September when ‘Bosie The Clown’ brought in his stupid 10pm bar, pub and restaurant curfew, hardworking Jonny Lekaj has decided to put a number of posters in his windows slamming the blanket closure of restaurants nationwide as an “attack on small businesses.”

 

Aside from highlighting the fact that multi-national, big businesses like Starbucks and McDonald’s are allowed to continue to operate, Mr Lekaj sensibly argues: “If you can close businesses at will, without a though for anyone’s livelihood, why not close junk food producers? If junk food, alcohol and cigarettes kill 21 million people ever year… Why are those items constantly available?”

 

He is also correct to highlight the greed of landlords at this time and the uselessness of the government and of them remarked: “Landlords aren’t negotiating with us in RENT, open or closed they want their money! Neither is the GOV helping us with it.”

 

We salute the management of The Chelsea Corner and urge our readers to stand with them and other small businesses against this shameful business wrecking Tory government.

 

The Chelsea Corner, 451 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UZ remains open for takeaway. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3055 0088.

 

Pictured top: One of The Chelsea Corner’s notice with, rather ironically, a police car to the left on Sunday 10th January.

 

A Chelsea Essential – The Chelsea Corner protests against Lockup 3.0 – Management of Fulham Road Italian The Chelsea Corner share their anger at the British government with protest posters against Lockup 3.0 and restaurants being branded “non-essential.” The Cheslea Corner, 451 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UZ.
Jonny Lekaj, manager of The Chelsea Corner, is right to make a stand against the ludicrous decision to force restaurants to close nationwide in Lockdown 3.0.

The signs at The Chelsea Corner read:

This is an attack to small businesses, our hard work and the people of this country. When is enough enough?

 

If you are not going to pay my rent, why should I close?

 

Closed because you’re unsafe in a restaurant where tables get cleaned for every person, where staff uses masks, where everyone uses hand sanitizers… But you are safe to shop at a big company where a product has been touched by thousands and cleaned by no one.

 

We have a choice to make Eating and having a Place To Live or “Staying Home” as the Gov says. We can’t all do Zoom calls, we aren’t all rich and this shouldn’t be a choice we have to make.

 

We are all essential businesses as long as we are out here trying to make a living for our children.

 

Everyone at the Parliament got a raise of £3,000 for doing what? Zoom calls and misleading this country into depression but we the ones fighting to keep food in table are being shut down while following every GUIDELINE that came from them.

 

Landlords aren’t negotiating with us in RENT, open or closed they want their money! Neither is the GOV helping us with it.

 

You can go shopping in a supermarket or in a shopping centre with more than 200 people, but you can’t come and eat with your family at a restaurant with a max capacity of 50 people.

 

Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Costco, McDonald’s, KFC, Starbucks etc can stay open. Only small businesses need to shut down because the highest risk to get infected is inside a small business.

 

If you can close businesses at will, without a though for anyone’s livelihood, why not close junk food producers? If junk food, alcohol and cigarettes kill 21 million people ever year… Why are those items constantly available?

 

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A Chelsea Essential – The Chelsea Corner protests against Lockup 3.0 – Management of Fulham Road Italian The Chelsea Corner share their anger at the British government with protest posters against Lockup 3.0 and restaurants being branded “non-essential.” The Cheslea Corner, 451 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UZ.
The Chelsea Corner is a popular neighbourhood Italian restaurant situated at the corner of Fulham Road and Gunter Grove in London, SW10.
A Chelsea Essential – The Chelsea Corner protests against Lockup 3.0 – Management of Fulham Road Italian The Chelsea Corner share their anger at the British government with protest posters against Lockup 3.0 and restaurants being branded “non-essential.” The Cheslea Corner, 451 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9UZ.
In another image, captured yesterday, the same police car appears to the left of yet another of The Chelsea Corner’s protest signs.

Matthew Steeples
A graduate of the London School of Economics, Matthew Steeples is a writer and marketing consultant. He conceived The Steeple Times as a media arena to fill the void between the Mail Online, The Huffington Post and such organs as the New York Social Diary in 2012.
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5 COMMENTS

  1. The worst government in my lifetime it must go and now especially Johnson and Hancock We cannot go on like this no Government has the right to take away our rights and livelihoods

  2. Mr Lekaj and his staff are right to be angry. I am surprised other restaurants haven’t put up similar posters.

    Boris Johnson deserves to be banned from every restaurant in the land.

  3. Well done, Matthew and the owner for taking the bull by the horns and attacking a government of men and women who should never allow near a business,.
    I agree with Adam….it’s a disgrace of a government. There will soon be payback time.

  4. It’s not just this particular Government IMO, it’s all of them round the world – clueless, non-scientific, illogical numpties. %age risk of COVID in schools, restaurants 1.7%, %age in the private homes >74%.

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