Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Times They Are A Changin'

One of the first laws that Boris Johnson passed as the new mayor of London is as of June 1st you will no longer be able to drink alcoholic beverages on the tube or trains in London. Last year the UK banned smoking now drinking - what's next? I actually had always found it strange that drinking was allowed as open containers or drinking outside of a licensed establishment isn't accepted in many places.

Of course in typical British fashion some people decided to organize a party on May 31st on the circle line on the last night that drinking was allowed. This of course led to arrests, injuries and the closing of some stations due to unruly behavior. The news reporting of this of course blamed all of this on Boris Johnson, personally I think that the people attending the party and causing problems are to blame not the mayor for passing this new law.

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