As of the 1st of June, the new mayor of London, Boris Johnson has banned alcohol on the tube, London buses, Docklands Light Railway, and tram services and stations across London. In response to this, there was a party organised on the Circle line to celebrate the end of legalised drinking on public transport. Needless to say, it quickly got out of hand.
I think this is a clear indication that drinking on the tube IS hazardous and SHOULD be banned. Violence, vandalism, injuries, not to mention the vomit. What (I'm hoping) was meant to be a fun party before the alcohol ban spiralled out of control. According to this article, the organisers of the event advised party-goers to be 'responsible' and considerate. Why does binge-drinking have to be such a cornerstone of British culture?
I do worry about the problems that will occur in enforcing such a ban, but as long as it is, I'm all for the drinking ban. What do you think? Drinking on the tube, yes or no?