“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"
And Iain does seem to approve.
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.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. Is it liberal to allow anyone to be abused by drunken louts? Shouldn't we therefore ban alcohol entirely?
And "this policy will be welcomed by many as long as it is policed properly"? If the drunk and disorderly laws were being policed properly, then the drunken louts would not be on the Tube in the first place.
I mean, how many people get pissed whilst actually on the Tube?