Boris Johnson had said: "London has a higher rate of alcohol-related crimes than any other region in England and I have been told time and again that people are scared of taking the Underground late at night because of aggressive behaviour by drunken yobs.Too many people find themselves forced to sit opposite someone swigging from a can of lager and engaging in behaviour that is intimidating or worse. I want everyone's journeys to be safer and more pleasant"
Here's what Iain Dale a Boris Supporter who was on the BBC had to say:
"As a liberal Conservative I instinctively recoil from banning things. However, is it liberal to allow tube users to be abused by drunken louts? No, definitely not. I think this policy will be welcomed by many as long as it is policed properly."
Boris knows all there is to know about policing things. Look at him in his policeman's hat this morning in The Sun.
As with most things Boris related it's not quite clear yet what this ban means - "alcohol will be made illegal on the Tube". Is it a blanket ban? Can you not carry along bottles of wine or beer that you are taking to a party? What about booze in your shopping bag? It will be interesting to find out.